Thiago Silva 'sad' at Milan exit
Thiago Silva has talked of his sadness at having to leave AC Milan, with the club having given him no choice but to join PSG.
Thiago, 27, had initially rejected the offer from the Parisien side, but when the French side came back again with a combined bid, for Thiago and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he was given little choice but to leave.
Brazil's captain admits he was "upset" at having to leave the Rossoneri and being called a mercenary, but is now looking forward to a new challenge.
"I was happy with the transfer and sad about my exit from Milan because I experienced some strong emotions there," Thiago told reporters.
"This is football: one day you are here, the next day you are somewhere else. I had signed a new deal with them a week before.
"People call me a mercenary, which leaves me upset. I am not making more money at PSG. This is not my fault, I would like to apologise to the fans.
"This was a difficult situation for me: I did not want to leave Milan, and neither did my family. But it was a positive thing because [PSG sporting director] Leonardo and Carlo Ancelotti called me.
"When I joined Milan, it had also been Leonardo to call me. I really like him. PSG are a dream club, like Ibrahimovic said."