Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti’s agent, Donato Di Campli, has confirmed that the Italian will hold talks with the club over his future at the end of the season.
The Italian, speaking during the early stages of the season, made it clear that he was determined to stamp his authority at PSG over the next few seasons.
However, following PSG’s humiliating exit from the Champions League and imminent ceding of the Ligue 1 title to AS Monaco under Unai Emery, it has been more recently reported that he would consider a move away over the summer.
And Di Campli, speaking on the subject of his client’s future, confirmed that a meeting with the club would take place next month.
“I don’t feel like saying anything,” he said.
“A lot of wrong things have been said. I want to leave things calm, PSG aren’t in the happiest moment. We’ll ask for a meeting with the club to discuss Marco’s future.
“The club has said that Marco won’t leave, so we have to respect the will of the club. We will, however, make a point of the situation after the Coupe de France final.”
Di Campli said it himself: “PSG aren’t in the happiest moment.” That is indeed one way to phrase it. Emery’s men, following years of uninterrupted, Zlatan-led domination, are now experiencing the gloomy realities of life at the top and could indeed regress further, with uncertainty continuing to circulate around their manager’s future.
Not the right kind of environment, you might say, for a 24-year-old approaching the zenith of his abilities: the Italian could slot into any midfield in the world and Mourinho would be wise to take advantage of what is quickly becoming a precarious situation at PSG.