Verratti could leave Paris – agent

The agent of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, Donato Di Campli, says his client will look to force a move away from the club if the French media continue to criticise him.

The 23-year-old recently penned a contract extension with the French champions, which ties him to the Parc des Princes outfit until 2021.

However, he has come under the media spotlight of late, following a string of underwhelming showings for PSG. The former Pescara midfielder underwent groin surgery in the off-season, meaning he missed out on France’s European Championship squad.

And, having made a return to action near the start of the Ligue 1 campaign, Verratti has struggled to recapture the form that saw him become a crucial cog in the club’s midfield in recent seasons.

“Verratti wants to win with PSG,” Di Campli told Rai. “However, if these attacks against him from the French Press continue, Marco and I will make our evaluations and he could even leave Paris.”

While Campli’s claim appears to indicate Verratti’s willingness to seek a move elsewhere, the player has subsequently moved to smooth things over.

“I do not even want to begin negotiations with another club,” Verratti said.

Commenting on the reported interest of Real Madrid, he added: “I learned of Real Madrid’s interest (in the past) and that was pleasing, because it does not happen every day that Real Madrid ask after you.

“However, when I am happy at a side, I do not want to change. I want to win something with this shirt.”