Captain of Paris Saint-Germain and club legend, Thiago Silva will no longer be there during the next season. Leonardo confirmed to him that he was not going to be extended.
File punctuating this 2019/2020 season, the extension or not of Thiago Silva (35 years old) was a sensitive subject on the side of Paris Saint-Germain. Sometimes on the right track, this one will ultimately not succeed. As L’Équipe reveals and as we can confirm, Thiago Silva will not be extended by the Ile-de-France club and will therefore be free from any contract. It was Leonardo himself who announced the news to him during a telephone interview. While he had pushed for his arrival in the French capital in 2012, the sports director this time showed the door of the exit to his compatriot.
The end of an era since the Brazilian central defender was the standard bearer of the QSI project. The oldest member of the workforce, he knew everything with the red and blue club. Very good times with 7 French champion titles, 5 League Cups, 4 French Cups and 7 Champions Trophies. Hero of the eighth-final second leg against Chelsea (2-2 in extra time) in the 2014/2015 Champions League, he experienced more disillusionment than joy in this competition. In high point, the famous Ascension (6-1) during the 2016/2017 season which caused the qualification of FC Barcelona. Thiago Silva who wanted to stay another two years in Paris with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in mind will soon have to find a new project.
The contenders are not likely to miss as the Brazilian has been excellent this season (94.6% of successful passes and 68.79% of duels won in 28 games ). If the name of his former club AC Milan was mentioned, Everton including coach Carlo Ancelotti trained him for a season at PSGand a season at … AC Milan is also in the running. Finally, his heart club of Fluminense could also present itself as a great opportunity. For its part, Paris Saint-Germain will be able to make savings in terms of salary. The very likely non-renewal of the contract of Edinson Cavani (33 years old) goes in the same direction. The Ile-de-France club is now working on a replacement, the names of Kalidou Koulibaly (28, Napoli) and Milan Skriniar (25, Inter Milan) having often returned. Leonardo may well have an idea in mind for the post-Thiago Silva.