“I wanted Verratti at Inter” - Inter former coach Stramaccioni

Mon 12 April 2021 | 14:58

Nerazzurri’s former coach admitted that he ‘wanted Marco Verratti’ at Inter. ‘But everyone was afraid, nobody believed in him’.

Marco Verratti

joined the French side

Paris Saint-Germain



in 2012 and has not yet played for a

Serie A


The Italy international has made 341 appearances for PSG and contributed to seven Ligue 1 trophies, five French Cups and six French League Cups.

During his spell at Pescara, he became the player of the year and former Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni admitted that he had his eye on Lorenzo Insigne’s ex-teammate.

The 45-year-old took over the first-team at the Giuseppe Meazza in 2012 after coaching the U19. He has talked about the PSG midfielder during an interview with 1 Station Radio.

To give an idea of Italian football, reflect on the fact that Marco Verratti was brought to Paris Saint-Germain without going through Serie A,”

he said, according to



“He was at Pescara with Lorenzo Insigne and both were already at another level.

“I wanted Verratti at Inter, Massimo Moratti tried, but everyone was afraid to bet on him, nobody believed in him.”

source: SportMob