Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is expected to leave the Parc des Princes after spending 11 years at the club.
The combative Italian midfielder, 30, has made over 400 appearances for the Parisian giants but is yet to appear this season after being ostracised by new head coach Luis Enrique.
Marco Verratti set to leave PSG
According to Fabrizio Romano, Verratti is set to sign a permanent deal with Al Arabi after verbally agreeing to the move over the weekend.
Marco Verratti to Al Arabi, here we go! Verbal agreement finally sealed with the Italian midfielder who’s set to sign on a permanent deal with Qatari club 🇶🇦🇮🇹 #AlArabi
Understand Verratti will travel to Doha in the next 24 hours.
PSG agreed on €45m fee 10 days ago, it’s done. pic.twitter.com/sUyKjqdhG0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 10, 2023
After winning nine Ligue 1 titles, Verratti is looking for a new challenge and has been deemed as one of the fall men for the Parisians’ struggles in the Champions League in recent years.
Enrique’s side are expected to receive a fee close to $50m for Verratti- a very healthy sum for the Italian who is only two months away from turning 31 years of age.
Verratti will travel to Doha today to undergo a medical before sealing his transfer.