The future departure of Thiago Silva offers a place in the workforce of PSG in central hinge. If Marquinhos and Kimpembe ensure the immediate future of the capital’s club, a new defender should land this summer.
A page turns to PSG. After 8 seasons in France, Thiago Silva (35) will leave. According to L’Equipe , the club has announced to its Brazilian captain that he will not be extended , he who comes to the end of the contract on June 30. Thiago Silva, it has a record as long as the arm and more than 300 matches in the red and blue jersey. His absence will leave a big void even if the PSG is already prepared with its young, but already experienced, central hinge formed of Marquinhos (26 years), the natural successor of his compatriot, and Presnel Kimpembe (24 years).
So who to replace O Monstro? Leonardo and his team will have to recruit a new central defender because now, apart from the first two mentioned above, PSG does not really have any certainties at this key post. There is the irregular and versatile Thilo Kehrer (23) as well as Abdou Diallo (24) who started the season well before experiencing physical problems. We could also cite Tanguy Kouassi (18 years old), but the young Parisian still has to sign professional with his training club. Good news, according to the latest information, this could be the trend of the moment while the titi has been announced on departure for many months.
The preferred Koulibaly, Skriniar and Romagnoli slopes?
The solution will probably go through the transfer window, especially since the departure of Thiago Silva will free up a significant place within the club’s payroll, which starts at around € 18 million annually . In recent weeks, several names have been coming back with insistence, especially in Italy where the Leonardo network is the most important. In the first place, there is that of Kalidou Koulibaly (28 years old) but the Neapolitan, who has a good exit this summer, is very expensive , between 50 and 70 M € and will require a salary at the height of his reputation . In addition to his qualities on the ground, he has the advantage of being trained in France, something that is not negligible at PSG.
The profile of Milan Skriniar (25) also interests the leaders of the capital , as we could indicate. Inter Slovak has all the qualities of a modern defender but with a contract running until 2023, he is at the same rates as the Senegalese. Still in Milan but in the other club in the city, Leonardo appreciates Alessio Romagnoli (25 years old), whose contract ends in two years. According to the latest information, the Italian is close to extending but Parisian interest could change the situation. Finally, a surprise cannot be excluded either with players on the market like Stefan Savić (28) from Atlético de Madrid or John Stones (26) from Manchester City.