Marco Verratti "grateful" to Carlo Ancelotti

Verratti
© PA Photos
Marco Verratti says that he will be grateful to Carlo Ancelotti for the chance to play for Paris Saint-Germain for the rest of his life.

Paris Saint-Germain starlet Marco Verratti has said that Carlo Ancelotti has been "like a father" to him since his move to the French capital.

The 19-year-old joined Les Parisiens for £8m during the summer transfer window following a promotion-winning Serie B campaign with Pescara.

Verratti has settled in well at the Parc des Princes, earning a call-up to Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Denmark.

"My primary aim is to do what Carlo Ancelotti says," said Verratti. "He gives me so much advice, off the field too.

"He is like a father to me and is a really great person. I will be grateful for the rest of my life for the chance he has given me."

The midfielder's playing style has been likened to that of current Azzurri star Andrea Pirlo.

Andrea Pirlo
Read Next:
Verratti wants to emulate Pirlo
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21182167155256
2Marseille22145345222347
3Lyon21136249212845
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2210481921-234
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier2271052015531
7Rennes229492730-331
8Nice219482731-431
9GuingampGuingamp228592429-529
10StrasbourgStrasbourg227692737-1027
11Caen2283111424-1027
12Bordeaux2275102431-726
13AmiensAmiens2274112024-425
14Dijon2274113145-1425
15Troyes2273122231-924
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
17Angers2241082532-722
18Lille2264121933-1422
19Toulouse2255122032-1220
20Metz2143141735-1815
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand