Does Verratti like Qatari football?

Does Verratti like Qatari football?

After eleven years at PSG, Marco Verratti has finally changed his club registration! The new team of the 30-year-old midfielder of the Italy national team is the Qatari Al-Arabi, which is the most popular club in its country.

Despite this, the golden times of the Red Devils fell in the 90s of the last century, and since 2011 they have not won a single truly serious trophy. In the 2022/23 season, Al Arabi took second place, and before that they finished fourth. However, due to their enormous financial resources, clubs from the Middle East are still a hot spot for European football stars.

The truth is, this summer the Saudi Pro League was trending, buying players for more than half a billion dollars. But the transfer window there has already slammed shut, and now the Qataris have become more active. The other day, local Al-Duhail announced the loan of the notorious Philippe Coutinho, and after the Brazilian, Marco Verratti officially retired from football.

In the early 2010s, the Italian shone for the modest Pescara, after which he went on to be promoted to PSG, being perhaps the club's first acquisition in the era of the Qatari sheikhs. Players and coaches changed, but Verratti remained in the ranks. He played over 400 matches for the Parisian team, repeatedly became the champion of France, and also played in the Champions League final once, where they lost to Bayern.

However, Marco fell victim to the early peak of his career, so now, at 30 years old, the level of football in his performance has noticeably dropped. Injuries also prevented the Italian from truly revealing his potential, although even without that he burned out the center of the field for PSG with napalm and received dozens of yellow cards. Now Verratti is unlikely to act at such a frantic pace, while his annual salary will be 30 million euros.

PSG itself received about 50 million for the Italian, and was pleased with it. Now nothing will stop Luis Enrique from building a completely new team, and we will only hear about Verratti in the context of his matches for the Italian national team.