Paris Saint-Germain introduced the extension of Marco Verratti’s contract till 2026 moments earlier than they resumed Ligue 1 obligation post-FIFA World Cup at residence to RC Strasbourg Alsace on Wednesday.
The Italy worldwide has added two extra seasons to his present deal and already handed the 10-year anniversary mark this summer time simply gone. Verratti, 30, joined PSG from Pescara again in 2012 having solely ever featured in Serie B in his residence nation.
Over 10 years into his Parisien stint and the Azzurri star is closing on 400 aggressive appearances for the French giants with 11 objectives and 48 assists. Verratti presently sits second to solely Jean-Marc Pilorget by way of outings with PSG and will surpass that whole of 435 in some unspecified time in the future subsequent marketing campaign.
“It provides me nice satisfaction to increase my contract with PSG,” mentioned Verratti. “I arrived in Paris greater than 10 years in the past, on this metropolis that I think about my second residence. I’ve all the time acquired quite a lot of help from the membership and the followers since I began and I’m very grateful for that. It was apparent to me that my story would proceed to be written right here. I hope to win many extra trophies within the Rouge et Bleu shirt.”
In Ligue 1 phrases, Verratti is already essentially the most profitable participant within the historical past of Le Championnat together with his eight French titles, six Coupe de France, and 9 Trophee des Champions successes. He additionally lifted the now defunct Coupe de la Ligue six instances between 2014-2020 and was additionally a UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2020 in addition to a UEFA Euro 2020 champion with Italy.
“We are so happy to see Marco proceed his unbelievable profession at PSG,” mentioned Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “Marco has been such a central determine in shaping the story and success of PSG over the previous 10 years whereas being top-of-the-line gamers of his era. Marco’s renewal is testomony to the continued development and excessive ambitions of our membership and is unbelievable information for PSG and our followers.”
PSG will likely be again in Champions League motion come February and you may comply with Verratti, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi’s pursuit of continental glory on Paramount+.