This latest contract extension demonstrates the importance of the 23-year-old midfielder, Marco Verratti, to the three-times defending French champions. Coming just days after coach Laurent Blanc and his coaching staff signed new deals, this latest signature illustrates the players' loyalty to Paris Saint-Germain.

Since signing for the capital club in July 2012, Marco Verratti has come to symbolise Paris Saint-Germain's sporting project and has played a major role in the club's success, both in France and international, including the nine trophies won by Les Rouge et Bleu since the arrival of Qatar Sport Investments.

The midfielder has already played 155 matches for Paris Saint-Germain, including 28 in the UEFA Champions League.

"I am very happy to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain, declared Marco Verratti. I would like to thank the Club for the confidence they have placed in me since I joined the Club. I love the city of Paris and I love Paris Saint-Germain. I will continue to give my all, along with my teammates, to bring joy and success to our supporters and make our team the best in Europe."

"Marco Verratti is one of the most talented players in Europe. We are delighted to see that each year this player displays his desire, both to the Club and the fans, that he believes in Paris Saint-Germain's project, explained Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO. I am very proud and I especially want to express how important it is to have him at our Club. Marco is an idol of the Parc des Princes public. This strong relationship of confidence that exists between our Club and Marco Verratti is set to last for many years to come."