Time for goodbyes. And tributes. Like Kylian Mbappé, who praised “an exceptional player and person”, several members of the Parisian squad had a thought for Marco Verratti after his transfer to Qatar, and in particular Achraf Hakimi, in Italian 'please: “Good luck my friend, we will miss you. Thank you for everything,” says the Moroccan, former Inter Milan player. “A huge pleasure to have had the chance to play alongside you all these years,” says Parisian titi Presnel Kimpembe. And added, in Italian this time: “All the best for the future, my friend, I love you.” Note that “Presko” is the second Parisian player with whom Verratti has played the most matches, 184. “Grazie grande”, or “Thank you big”, notes ex-Parisian Blaise Matuidi.
“Well done for everything you’ve done. Thank you and good luck my friend,” says French international (1 selection) Nordi Mukiele, who is also back after several weeks of absence. “Good luck on your new adventure my friend. It was a pleasure to play with you,” says Danilo Pereira, while Carlos Soler believes that the Italian “is part of the history of PSG. Thanks for everything, Marco!” Remember that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi also wanted to mark the occasion on the PSG website: “Marco will remain forever linked to Paris Saint-Germain. He played a major role in our great history, declares President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. I will never forget his arrival in 2012 at the age of 19. Since then, he has always been there for the Club, giving his whole heart on the pitch and achieving so many great things with us. I would like to sincerely thank Marco and his family on behalf of everyone connected to Paris Saint-Germain. He will always be part of the Club. We wish him the best in this new adventure.”