La Liga giant Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) midfielder Marco Veratti after missing out on signing Juventus ace Paul Pogba. However, the Italian midfielder is not interested in leaving his current club, unless he wins a Champions League with them.
“It’s been four years that I have been in Paris. I begin my fifth year. Until we have won the Champions League, I want to stay here. That’s the goal I set for myself.” Veratti said, as reported by Le Parise, via FourFourTwo.
Despite the current Champions League winners expressing their interest in signing the player, it seems that Veratti won’t be leaving his current club, at least for this season. Veratti missed representing his country in the recently concluded Euro 2016 because of a groin injury.
PSG has been dominant in the French Ligue 1 for some time now. However, they are unable to replicate that success in continental football. New coach, Unai Emery wishes to translate the domestic success into Champions League success and Veratti wants to be a part of that.
The 23-year-old has stressed that he feels like a family at his present club and he would love to win everything with his teammates before he leaves.
This will be a blow to Madrid since they were unable to land Paul Pogba this summer. The Santiago Bernabeu outfit saw Veratti as a suitable replacement, but the player’s recent comment will mean that Zinedine Zidane will have to look elsewhere for his Pogba replacement.
The France international, Pogba is expected to join Manchester United soon.
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