the homage of two elders to Verratti

the homage of two elders to Verratti

Officially sold to Al-Arabi for €45 million, Marco Verratti received a tribute from the Parc des Princes this Friday, before kick-off on Matchday 5 in Ligue 1 against Nice.

Bought by Qatari club Al-Arabi for a check of 45 million euros, Marco Verratti said goodbye to Paris Saint-Germain on Friday night, on the sidelines of the matchday 5 in Ligue 1 against Nice at Princes Park. The Italian midfielder was greeted one last time by Ile-de-France supporters, and also received tributes from several of his former team-mates, in a video posted on the capital club’s social network.

“You are a good friend and I love you”

After Kylian Mbappé, Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Motta also spoke of his words of praise for the thirty-year-old, the second most played player in Paris Saint-Germain’s history with a total of 416 appearances in all competitions. “It is a great pleasure for me to send you this video, to wish you luck. You know the admiration I have for you as a man and a player. We spent so many years together. You are a good friend and I love you. I kiss you hard my friend”launched the current coach of Bologna, 231 meetings between January 2012 and June 2018 with the inhabitants of Ile-de-France.

“I was privileged to play with you”

Also passing France, Argentine attacking midfielder Javier Pastore – 45 goals in 267 games between 2011 and 2018 – was full of praise for the transalpine team, nine-time French champion and winner of 30 trophies with Paris Saint-Germain. “I was privileged to play with you, honestly. You were one of the best players I played with in my career. I wanted to congratulate you on your career at Paris Saint-Germain. Thank you very much for everything you have done at Paris Saint-Germain. A big kiss my friend and see you soon.”

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