Thursday, 6 July 2017

Salvatore Sirigu: Marco Verratti Is A Prisoner In PSG

New Torino goalie Salvatore Sirigu laments the situation his friend and former team-mate Marco Verratti finds himself in at Paris Saint-Germain.
Verratti has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona for months now, but despite interest on the side of the Italian, it looks like the Parisians don't want to let him leave.

And the keeper feels a player should never be a prisoner with a club.

Sirigu, who used to play for PSG, has an excellent relationship with his compatriot. 
In comments made to L'Equipe, Sirigu said that: "You could say that Verratti is a little like a prisoner at PSG. A player gives his best when he is motivated. If Marco wants to leave the club because he's not motivated or has a reason to go, the club should consider his petition. He is an extraordinary player, I hope he makes the right decision, one which makes him feel better as a footballer."
In relation to PSG president Nasser Al-Khela├»fi's stance, the Italian goalkeeper added:
"There's a cycle in relation to the players, after winning a lot you have to reconstruct the team and start again. Maybe the club wants to keep Marco for that reason, for his age and experience.
"But you have to see if the player wants the same. I think there are only a few players who can't be replaced and he's one of them. He is football heritage. If he says: 'I want to go because I can't give my best,' [and you don't sell him] it would be killing his football, because you wouldn't have the same player. And that's a problem."

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