Marco Verratti is set to join Saudi Pro League club Al-Arabi after reaching a verbal deal with the player.
The Italian Euro 2020 winner has swapped Paris for the Middle East as he nears a move to Saudi Arabia.
Previously, it was stated that he had opted to back out of a move to the Saudi Pro League, but this appears to be false today.
A verbal agreement has been reached with the midfielder, according to Fabrizio Romano, and he will join the Qatari club on a permanent basis.
He is expected to go to Doha within the next 24 hours to complete his medical and finalize the move.
The Italian journalist goes on to say that PSG has agreed to a £38 million fee to let Verratti go.
Both teams agreed on this fee “10 days ago,” and Verratti is now likely to go after reaching personal agreements.
After the signing of Manuel Ugarte from Sporting, boss Luis Enrique reportedly told Verratti early this summer that he was surplus to requirements and that he should look for a new club.
The Italian has not been named to Enrique’s matchday teams this season, indicating that he has no future in Paris.
PSG’s midfielder will depart the club after 276 Ligue 1 matches in which he won nine Ligue 1 crowns, nine French Super Cups, and appeared in the Champions League Final.
All that remains is for Verratti’s transaction to be announced, in which he will trade France for Saudi Arabia.
Marco Verratti will ‘travel to Doha in the next 24 hours’ ahead of his move to Al-Arabi after a’verbal agreement’ was reached with the player… with PSG receiving £39 million for the midfielder.