Marco Verratti is an Italian football player who currently features for French giants Paris Saint-Germain. He plays as an attacking midfielder.
Verratti developed at the youth academy of Pescara and made his first-team debut in the 2008-09 season at the age of 16. In 2009-10, he began to play more regularly and started to earn a name for himself as a playmaker with excellent passing skills.
Verratti was moved into a deep-lying playmaking position in the 2011-12 season by then Pescara coach Zdenek Zeman and the teenager was hugely impressive there, helping the Italian club gain promotion to Serie A for the 2012-13 campaign.
Despite a number of top Italian clubs seeking his signature in the summer of 2012, it was Paris Saint-Germain who signed Verratti from Pescara on a five-year contract.
Verratti made his international debut for Italy in August 2012 in a friendly international against England that the Azzurri lost 2-1.