Are PSG Set to Lose Their Star Player?
Europe’s top clubs are reportedly lining up offers for Brazil and PSG star Thiago Silva, as his protracted contract difficulties continue.
Silva became the most expensive defender in history with his move from AC Milan to PSG in 2012, but the French club are yet to open negotiations over a new contract.
His agent Paulo Tonietto added fuel to the fire about talk of a Parisian exit saying: “Chelsea are a big club and the English league is the best in the world.”
Chelsea are in desperate need for a defensive rock and Silva could become just that. One of the best centre-backs in the world, he would represent a huge upgrade on the ageing John Terry and out of form Gary Cahill.
His current deal expires this summer, meaning the defender can begin talking to potential clubs in January, of which the Blues appear to be one.
A move could see Silva reunited with fellow Brazilian and former PSG teammate David Luiz. When asked whether Luiz returning to Chelsea would play any part in a potential move, Silva’s agent replied: “I don’t know about this, I know they’re great friends.”
Chelsea haven’t contacted Tonietto yet according to reports, however, the temptation of the rich Premier League may be too much to turn down. For sports betting on the Premier League and Ligue 1 be sure to head over to Betway, where punters tend to bet on European matches and take advantage of fantastic odds.
So, how can PSG replace the Brazilian if he heads away from the Parc des Princes? The age of huge spending seems to be in the past so let’s look internally at the talent that is already in Paris.
Marquinhos has developed into a fine young talent in Paris and you sometimes forget he is just 22 years old.
A replacement to partner Marquinhos could come in the form of Presnel Kimpembe. The 21-year-old Frenchman has started six of eight Ligue 1 games this term and looks comfortable at this level.
PSG shouldn’t be worried about losing Silva, they have a capable replacement in Kimpembe that looks like a France starting centre back in the making.