Nineteen year old starlet Marquinhos has said goodbye and thank you to Roma, his current club, via Twitter, as the Brazilian defender prepares for a €35 million move to French giants Paris Saint Germain.
“Thanks to all of you, the fans, the club, my team-mates. Go Roma, go forever and always,” the young Brazilian said via his Twitter, according to Goal.com
“I will never forget what I’ve experienced at Roma. It was a joy for me and I will always carry you in my heart.”
The Brazilian youth international had also been heavily linked to English giants Manchester United and La Liga champions Barcelona as well as the French outfit, but the 19-year-old chose PSG because the club supposedly heavily outbid the others. The Brazilian and PSG reportedly agreed to personal terms on Thursday, according to Goal.com, making way for the French champions to take hold of the 19-year-old.
Marquinhos, who moved from Brazilian side Corinthians to the Serie A club during last summer’s transfer window, appeared in 26 games for the Rome-based club. The 19-year-old starlet appeared to have cracked Roma’s starting eleven, as he started the match 22 out of the 26 times.
The move marks the second major transfer in less than a week for the French champions, who signed striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli just a few days prior in a €63 million move that brought the Uruguayan striker to the giant.
PSG could now be looking at launching a major bid for Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, after the Catalan club publicly stated that they will make a bid for PSG defender Thiago Silva, and will likely meet his release-clause, causing problems between the two clubs.