Inter a 'natural environment' for me – PSG's Thiago Motta

The midfielder has suggested he is open to a return to the Nerazzurri, claiming that his time in Paris is drawing to an end

Thiago Motta says he is ready for a new cycle and could return to his “natural environment” at Inter despite having a year remaining on his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

The Brazil-born Italy midfielder spent two-and-a-half years with the Nerazzurri and was a part of their 2010 treble-winning squad before leaving for the French capital in January 2012.

However, Motta has suggested now is the right time to take up the task of helping Inter to return to their former glory.

“Piero Ausilio is doing a perfect job as sporting director at Inter, and I know him well,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“A return there would be a real challenge, as it was for Roberto Mancini in taking over at such a difficult time. It would be challenging but also a natural environment for me where I won everything in my previous spell.”

Whatever his next step, the 32-year-old seems destined for the PSG exit door after adding that he has come to a natural end point with Les Parisiens.

“PSG have grown a lot. It has been three-and-a-half years, but it feels like more. I feel as though I’ve given it everything I can now,” he explained.

“I think a cycle has ended for me now. I have given and received so much. To stay until the end of my contract would be the comfortable option, but I would not be being honest with myself or with a club I have grown to love. It is not a question of money, but of stimulus.

“I have spoken to the coach and also with the club, and they really want me to stay. But a relationship only works when everybody is 100 per cent, and I don’t think I am. I have won everything in France, and now I feel the same way I did after winning the treble with Inter.”

Atletico Madrid are another of Motta’s former clubs to have been linked with a possible transfer, and he admits that there is a feeling of regret about the way things went for him in his time at the Vicente Calderon.

“It is a similar situation to Inter although Atletico are fighting for the Spanish and European titles already, which is not easy when Real Madrid and Barcelona are their rivals.

“For me, it would be just as motivating, and I would give anything to be able to do what I couldn’t the first time around because of my injury troubles.”

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