Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Qatari outfit Al Arabi.
Long-serving Verratti is not thought to be part of new head coach Luis Enrique’s long-term plans and according to RMC reporter Fabrice Hawkins, Verratti does not want to hang around at the Parc des Princes where he is not wanted.
🚨Marco Verratti n’a jamais été si proche de quitter Paris
🔹Al-Arabi propose environ 45M€ Accord entre clubs imminent 🇶🇦
🔹Récemment au PSG, on a répété au milieu italien qu’il ne faisait pas partie des plans cette saison
🔹MV s’imagine mal à Paris où son départ est souhaité pic.twitter.com/a7vookUXMY
— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) August 29, 2023
Marco Verratti set for Parc des Princes exit
The departure would signal another member of the old guard at Paris Saint-Germain leaving this summer, joining a list that also includes Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Neymar, Mauro Icardi, and Leandro Paredes.
Verratti is currently subject to a $48.8m bid plus add-ons by the Doha-based outfit- an offer that is deemed to be in the right ballpark for the 30-year-old destructive midfielder.
The Italian joined Paris Saint-Germain from Pescara back in 2012 and has made over 400 appearances in all competitions for the Parisians: winning nine Ligue 1 titles in the process.