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PSG star plotting long-term stay at Parc des Princes

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A versatile Brazilian is paying little attention to transfer talks as he hopes to remain in Paris possibly for the rest of his career.

One of the club’s most reliable and vital players over the years, Marquinhos has entered his eighth season at Paris Saint-Germain.

Marquinhos joined PSG from AS Roma in the summer of 2013 as a 19-year-old for a fee slightly north of €30 million.

The versatile Brazilian, who has operated at center-back and midfield, has made almost three centuries of appearances for the French side ever since, leading them to eight Ligue 1 titles and an array of other domestic trophies.

Having forged his status as one of the most dependable center-backs, the 26-year-old has attracted interest from around Europe at various intervals.

However, transfer talks are of no interest to Marquinhos as he is more than content with life at PSG.

“I think so, yes,” he told PSG TV when asked if he has plans for a long-term stay at the French capital.

“It’s true that in football things move so quickly. It depends on the circumstances and how things evolve. But right now I’m thinking about staying at Paris Saint-Germain for as long as possible.

“I’ve got responsibilities here. I’ve managed to achieve my personal goals as well as some collective objectives, but there’s more to achieve on that front.

“I want to bring as much as I can to the team and the club, to really see it grow.”