Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has suggested rumours of Marco Verratti leaving Paris Saint-Germain were more to do with him securing a new deal.
“He only wanted a better deal with PSG,” Ancelotti is quoted as saying by Le Figaro. “I know him well. Many players want to leave their clubs when the transfer window is open. But I do not know if many want it just to simply improve their contracts. I do not like these things, this kind of behavior.”
Carlo Ancelotti does know Marco Verratti well, as he was the manager in charge at the Parc des Princes when PSG signed him. The legendary coach will return to his former club on Wednesday, when these two giants of European football meet in the UEFA Champions League.
Speculation was rife about the 24-year-old’s future during the summer. In July, the player released an apology in the aftermath of comments made by his former agent Donato Di Campli suggesting he wanted to leave the French giants.
“I am very happy here, we got back to training now, I am thrilled to be back here and start working again,” he told the club’s Twitter account. “I know the club trusts me and I really want to apologise once again.”