• Giroud slams Verratti after red cards

    Giroud slams Verratti after red cards

    The Frenchman has hit out at the midfielder, claiming that the situation that led to them both being dismissed was “escalated” needlessly.

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud criticised Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti for going to the ground easily after both saw red in the 1-1 Champions League draw.

    The duo were shown second yellow cards in additional time at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday after a tangle.

    Giroud brought down Verratti before Marquinhos pushed the Arsenal man into his team-mate, leading to […]

  • Marco Verratti won’t sign for Real Madrid, will stay at PSG

    Marco Verratti won’t sign for Real Madrid, will stay at PSG

    Marco Verratti has distanced himself from reported interest from Real Madrid, saying he remains committed to Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Italy midfielder, 23, missed much of last season with a groin injury but that has not prevented speculation about his future this summer.

    Real were reported to have lined him up as a possible alternative to another of their targets, Juventus star Paul Pogba. But, with the France international looking set to join Manchester United, they face further disappointment.

    “I’m flattered that a club […]