Marquinhos coy over PSG future

Brazilian defender Marquinhos has refused to reveal whether or not he will remain at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 21-year-old joined the Paris-based outfit in 2013 for a reported fee of €31.4 million from AS Roma, and is widely considered to be one of the best young defenders in European football. 

Despite being so highly rated at the club, the former Corinthians player has long spoken of his desire to play first-team football after playing second-fiddle to compatriots Thiago Silva and David Luiz for much of his time at the club.

The recent suspension of right-back Serve Aurier has seen the Brazil international enjoy an extended run in the first team, but after retaining their fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title, the former Roma defender admitted he might have to move on in order to progress as a footballer.

"Everyone knows that you need to have a period of reflection at the end of the season," he told Le Parisien.

"We will talk about the objectives of the club and my own personal objectives. At the moment, I'm trying to be professional.

"I put myself at the disposal of the club all the time at centre-back, at right-back or even in midfield. I'm trying to work to earn my place and to get game time."