World-Class No.6 Was On The Verge to Leave PSG, Amid Chelsea Transfer Rumours
Chelsea and Manchester United long-term target Marco Verratti never really wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. He just wanted a new contract from his current club.
That is the opinion of Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, who was his former manager at the Parc des Princes. The Italian initially signed him for the club.
Verratti is considered as one of the best central midfielders in the world and was heavily linked with a move away from PSG during the summer.
The Premier League giants like Chelsea and United were said to be interested in signing him. A move to Barcelona always seemed most likely.
In the end, Verratti stayed at PSG and was rewarded with a lucrative new deal in the French capital.
Now Ancelotti, whose Bayern Munich side take on PSG in the Champions League this week, says that his compatriot never really wanted to leave.
Ancelotti stated in the interview with Le Figaro: “I don’t like those things, that kind of behaviour.
“Many players want to leave their clubs when the transfer window is open, but I don’t know if they want to leave just improve their contracts.
“Verratti? He wanted a better contract. I know him well!”