Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta is set on staying in the French capital until his playing days are over, the two-time winner of the Champions League told AFP this week.
“If I can finish here, so much the better,” said Motta, who is under contract at PSG until June 2017 but tried to force a switch back to Atletico Madrid last summer.
“It’s difficult to imagine moving now, even if from one year to another things can change,” said the 33-year-old Motta, who has won the Champions League with Inter Milan and Barcelona.
“I have decided to stay in Paris and I’m happy with that. PSG is my home and I feel important here,” added Motta, who is in his fifth season with the French champions.
Originally from Brazil Motta enjoyed six seasons at Barcelona before a switch to Atletico Madrid a year after his first Champions League win over Arsenal in 2006.
He then enjoyed even greater success at Inter Milan, winning a treble of Italian league and Cup and the Champions League under Jose Mourinho in 2010.
PSG coach Laurent Blanc describes Motta as part of the club’s DNA and since joining in 2012 he has been a towering presence on and off the pitch as the club has won the last three French titles and has built a team capable of challenging for the Champions League. – Agence France-Presse