In an interview with the club’s website, the former Napoli player has hailed the ability of the Italian international.
“Marco Verratti has surprised me the most,” the Argentine forward said of the €12m summer signing from Pescara.
“He has an enormous potential and has been a very useful player for the club and the team.
“He improves each and every day and he still has a long way that he can go. I really hope he keeps progressing and helping the team.”
Playmaker Verratti, 20, was linked with Juventus and Napoli last summer, but neither club would meet Pescara’s asking price.
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