Thiago Motta happy at PSG - agent
Thiago Motta is unlikely to make a rapid return to Serie A despite his performances reportedly attracting the attention of Juventus, his agent has said.
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Italy international Motta, 31, has produced a string of assured midfield displays for the French champions, whom he joined last year -- but Alessandro Canovi told Calcio News 24 he was unlikely to move soon.
"I think Thiago's happy in Paris. He has a contract which expires in 2015, but I know from a reliable source that the people running the club like him a lot and I don't think there will be a problem with a potential contract extension,” he said.
“In France, they call him 'The Boss'. He's a player who's happy where he is, but it's always nice to hear praise."
While Motta left Inter Milan to move to the Parc des Princes last year, Ezequiel Lavezzi, 28, joined from Napoli, and the Argentina international told Canchallena he was revelling in the more laid-back Paris lifestyle.
"It's a totally different life to the one I had in Naples,” he explained. “There, it was difficult to go out. Everyone recognises you. In Paris, it's different. It's a city where you can go unnoticed."
He said he was delighted to be used on the left-hand side of a three-man attack by coach Laurent Blanc, adding: "On the pitch, I've re-found my usual position this season. I feel good. What more could I ask for?"
Lavezzi's delight with life at the club was echoed Marquinhos. The 19-year-old missed the first five games of the season after suffering a virus following his summer switch from Roma, but has flourished since coming in for the injured Thiago Silva.
He told L'Equipe: "From the start, the staff did everything to make me feel good both mentally and physically. “It helped me to feel that support, because -- at the start with that virus -- it was really difficult. I couldn't even train, but they were patient. The squad was also very nice during that time."