Veteran Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has signed for Qatari aspect Al-Arabi, ending his 11-year keep at Paris St Germain.
Verratti, who turns 31 in November, signed for PSG from Serie B outfit Pescara through the summer season of 2012.
The midfielder went on to win the Ligue 1 title 9 instances whereas additionally serving to the French membership attain the ultimate of the interrupted 2019–20 Champions League, the place they have been overwhelmed by Bayern Munich.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 13, 2023
Verratti, a part of Italy’s profitable Euro 2020 aspect, had additionally been linked with a possible transfer to Saudi Arabia, along with his switch charge to Al-Arabi reported to be within the area of 45million euro (£38.6m).
“I’ve been very proud to play for Paris Saint-Germain for over a decade, to rub shoulders with so many nice gamers and to win 30 trophies,” mentioned Verratti, who made 416 appearances for PSG, the second-highest complete within the membership’s historical past.
“Paris, the membership and its followers will all the time maintain a really particular place in my coronary heart. I’ll endlessly be a Parisian.”
— Al-Arabi Sports activities Membership (@alarabi_club) September 13, 2023
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “Marco shall be endlessly linked to Paris Saint-Germain, taking part in such an enormous half in our nice historical past.
“He’ll all the time be a part of the membership. We want him all the easiest along with his new journey.”