Pirlo feels Verratti is the future of Italy's midfield.
"There have been stories running over the past few days about my future, but I am happy here," he told Radio Capital. "We have come from two League titles and that makes me happy.
"I want to continue winning with Juventus.
"I really like Verratti. I think he is the future of the National Team.
"I really like the way he plays."