Marquinhos wanted French move

New Paris Saint-Germain signing Marquinhos has been explaining his decision to join the French side ahead of Barcelona.

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Marquinhos: Has targeted a place at the World Cup

Marquinhos: Has targeted a place at the World Cup

Marquinhos completed his move to the French capital from Roma earlier in the month.

And, speaking to French paper L'Equipe, Marquinhos explained his decision: "I chose Paris Saint-Germain because of the very ambitious project. They are the up-and-coming club.

"They only have great players and I made the choice with my family and agent. It also helps that there are a lot of Brazilians there.

"I aim to make a name for myself in my new team and I arrive in order to win titles. It is my dream to play in World Cup."

The 19-year-old defender will join his new team early next week after suffering from a virus.

He added: "I got a virus earlier. I had a stomach pain and mouth infection, so I could hardly eat.

"There is nothing serious and no hepatitis as far as we could tell. I will resume training on Monday."

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