Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Marco Verratti, has revealed that he cut short his summer holiday to hold talks with the club’s sporting director, Antero Henrique.
The discussion ultimately led to him deciding to stay at the Ligue 1 club.
Verratti however admits he felt it was time to leave France and seek a fresh challenge.
“I’m honest, for the first time in five years I wondered if I should stay here,” he told L’Equipe.
“People think that I play for PSG for the money, but I could get that elsewhere, too. If I had moved in the summer, there were clubs ready to pay €100m to sign me and I would have earned a lot more.
“Neymar, he could have earned as much with Manchester City or Chelsea. He didn’t sign here for the money but the project. It’s the same with me.”