PSG has informed Thiago Silva that his contract will not be renewed
The Brazilian joined the French outfit in 2012 and is going to bring his eight-year romance with the club to an end.
Rumors have surfaced about where the 35-year-old would be plying his trade next season. It remains to be seen but it’s now certain it won’t be with PSG for sure.
According to French outlet “L’Equipe”, the sporting director of the French team, Leonardo, has already contacted Silva and informed him that he will not renew his relationship for the next season.
That being said, it’s further reported that the defender wants to extend his current contract for another two months at least.
Silva’s current contract expires at the end of June but the defender still wants to feature in the remainder of his side’s Champions League campaign this season. The Parisens are in the quarter-finals of the competition after beating Borussia Dortmund by a 2-2 aggregate score line in the round of 16.
PSG have already been crowned Ligue 1 champions after the French Football Federation made the decision to void their season.
However, the Champions League is yet to be completed and doesn’t have an official date for resumption at the moment. Although, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has put a timeframe for the competition to be completed by August. It is based on this that Silva will want a two-month extension at least.
Silva is already attracting interest from a host of European sides ahead of his imminent departure from France. Arsenal and AC Milan are among some of the clubs linked to the Brazilian but it is Everton, led by Carlo Ancelotti, who looks to be pole favorites to sign the 35-year-old.
In his eight-year stay at the club, Silva has been a mainstay in the heart of PSG defence, scoring 17 goals and supplying five assists in 310 games.
The PSG captain is well known for his leadership skills and led the club to 23 trophies in France, including seven Ligue 1 titles and five French League Cup winners’ medals.