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Marco Verratti

22-Year-Old Midfielder     Paris Saint-Germain  Ligue 1


Italy

Birthdate:  November 5, 1992    Birthplace:  Pescara    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  5' 5"    

June 14, 2014    Marco Verratti News

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Verratti was credited with an assist on Claudio Marchisio's 35th minute goal during Italy's 2-1 win over England in their opening match of the World Cup on Saturday.

Verratti appeared to be playing the ball to Andrea Pirlo, but the Juve midfielder stepped over the ball, leaving it perfectly for Marchisio to fire home a rocket past England keeper Joe Hart. Verratti did not take a shot during the match, but he remains a decent contributor off corners.

Marco Verratti: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 22, 2013

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Verratti signed a one-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, keeping him with the club until 2018, Sky Sports reports.

The 20-year old had been linked with a number of Serie A clubs this summer, as well as Premier League power Manchester United. However, the Parisians felt best to keep Verratti around, especially after making 36 appearances with the club last season, including nine in the Champions League.

July 16, 2012

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The young playmaker who has drawn comparisons to Andrea Pirlo will now move to France to play for Carlo Ancelotti, an admirer of Pirlo, Goal.com reports.

Verratti has a chance to develop under Ancelotti, who will have one of the best teams in the world at the start of the season.

May 2, 2012

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The young playmaker is being linked with a move to Juventus where he could become the understudy to Andrea Pirlo, Football Italia reports.

This could be a great situation for Juventus.