Multiple insiders are reporting a contract extension signed by Italian midfielder Marco Verratti with PSG, extending his relationship with the Parisian club until the summer of 2026.
Known to be in the works since last November, the extension has been finalized as reported by Fabrizio Romano on Tuesday. The new contract will have Verratti stay in the French capital until the end of the 2025-26 season.
Verratti's current deal was set to expire in the summer of 2024, so this new contract just adds two more years to his ongoing relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain organization.
According to Romano, Verratti "only wanted Paris Saint-Germain" so the French club was always in an advantageous position to re-ink their superstar midfielder.
Marco Verratti joined PSG 10 years ago in the summer of 2012 from Italy's Serie B Pescara. He led the team to Serie A promotion in the 2011-12 campaign and that served him well to sign with Paris Saint-Germain the following summer, still as a teenager.
Verratti debuted with PSG winning the Ligue 1 at just 19 years old while appearing in 27 matches for the Parisian starting 23 of those and assisting three goals in those matches.
The Italy international has gone on to play 10 full seasons in Paris with the current one being his 11th at PSG. Verratti has played 385 games donning the PSG threads in all competitions starting 328 of those games.
Verratti has logged 28,150 minutes of playing time since joining the capital's behemoth while getting involved in 66 total goals (11 scored, 55 assisted).
Verratti is not playing in the World Cup with Italy not able to qualify for the tournament this year. The Italian side didn't qualify for the 2018 WC either, failing at doing so for the first time since 1958. Verratti already appeared in the 2014 World Cup representing his country in Brazil.
The little magician has become one of the most recognizable faces of PSG since joining the club more than 10 years ago and he will keep building on his already strong legacy for the next three years and a half until his freshly inked deal runs out in 2026.