Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is set to join Qatari club Al Arabi in a deal worth €45 million, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Verratti is scheduled to arrive in Doha later today before midnight, where he will undergo medical tests on Tuesday afternoon. The contract signing is expected to take place immediately after the medical tests.
The 30-year-old Italian midfielder has been a key player for PSG since joining the club from Pescara in 2012. He has made 438 appearances for the French club, scoring 11 goals and providing 61 assists.
Verratti is a creative and technically gifted midfielder who is known for his passing range and dribbling skills. He is also a strong tackler and has a good work ethic.
His arrival at Al Arabi will be a major coup for the Qatari club. They are hoping that Verratti can help them challenge for the Qatar Stars League title and the AFC Champions League.
The transfer fee of €45 million is a record for Al Arabi. It is also a significant fee for PSG, who are reportedly looking to raise funds to sign a new striker.
Verratti’s departure from PSG is the end of an era. He has been a key player for the club for many years and has helped them win numerous trophies. However, he has fallen out of favor with new coach Luis Enrique and is no longer part of his plans.
Verratti is expected to sign a three-year contract with Al Arabi. He will reportedly earn a salary of €10 million per year.
The move to Al Arabi is a new challenge for Verratti. He will be playing in a new league and in a new country. However, he is a talented player who is sure to be a success in Qatar.
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