Marco Verratti returned to training for his current team, Paris Saint-Germain, while his agent called him a “prisoner of the Emir of Qatar.”
Marco Verratti returns to training with PSG pic.twitter.com/BBYR0gOvCU— PSG English (@PSG_English) July 7, 2017
Donato Di Campli, the player’s agent, says PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has told him Qatar would never forgive Al-Khelaifi for selling Verratti.
"It's about Doha, where the sovereign of Qatar is based and he, among many other things, owns PSG. The fund is led by Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, whose financial resources are unlimited. Not selling Verratti to Barcelona for €100m has become a matter of pride," he said.
Meanwhile, Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has stated publicly they consider the transfer extremely difficult.