PSG starlet Marco Verratti says former club Pescara will always be special to him.

Verratti joined PSG last summer.

"I haven't forgotten Pescara and as soon as I get two days off, I head straight back home," he told La Repubblica newspaper.

"I dreamed of making my Serie A debut with my hometown club and I owe them everything. Money was the last reason why I chose PSG, as I thought about this club as a turning point.

"It is one of the most important teams in Europe today and we can win everything. The Champions League represents a great shop window for me."