Thiago Silva (35 years old), PSG defender, would have said yes to Fiorentina, according to the Italian media this Thursday. The agreement is around 4 million euros per year plus bonuses. If it is confirmed, the Brazilian will return to Serie A where he already played for AC Milan (93 games), and thanks to the great performance he showed in Serie A he ended up signing for the Paris club in the summer of 2012.
However, before heading to Italy, the experienced central defender will face the Champions League final next Sunday with PSG; who will face Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz. A dreamed farewell for one of the captains of the Parisian club who is within reach to raise the first ‘orejona’ for the French team.
Thiago Silva tried, by all means, to extend his stay at PSG, but the club dismissed his continuity. The truth is that I did not want to leave but the decision has been made, I respect it and will respect it until the end,” he declared at the end of July, on the eve of the final of the Coupe de France against Saint-Etienne.
Although the defender turns 36 in September this year; no one doubts that his boots still have several years of great football left. It is life insurance for any team; and its arrival at zero cost would be a great operation for Fiorentina; which has already hired Franck Ribéry to underpin the project.
Chelsea has been dealt a transfer blow with Thiago Silva agreeing a £70,000-a-week deal at Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy. The Blues were linked with a move for the PSG defender. With his contract expiring after the Champions League final on Sunday night; the 35-year-old Brazilian could have provided some much-needed experience to Frank Lampard’s defense.