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Verstappen: 'I'm more expensive than a footballer!'

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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen has described the recent rumors linking the teenager to Ferrari as "positive".

The young charger's season hasn't gone according to plan, with reliability woes stepping in his way more times than he cares to remember.

Frustrations ensued in the Verstappen camp and with them rumors that perhaps a change of scenery could be in order at the end of the season, with the 19-year-old making his way to the gates of Maranello.

It's all been denied since of course, both by Verstappen and Red Bull, with Helmut Marko recently claiming that he wouldn't release the Dutchman "even for 100 million euros"!

"100 million? Cool, I'm more expensive than a footballer!" Verstappen said at Silverstone.

"It is always very positive when someone values you like that."

The young bull confirmed his stance with his team, quashing any prospects that he could leave the Milton Keynes-based outfit anytime soon.

"I am not talking about what's happening," said Verstappen

"I have a contract with Red Bull, and we'll see. I'm not talking about the term, but right now I have a contract."

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