Last week, Thiago Silva’s agent, Paulo Tonietto, was quoted as saying that his client cannot “wait forever” for a contract extension.
However, according to L’Equipe (via Culture PSG), with Silva being the third highest-paid player at Paris Saint-Germain, the French publication isn’t expecting a new contract for the club’s captain.
The Brazilian currently makes an estimated €1.5 million a month, and at 35-years-old, the club cannot justify giving that type of money to a player in the twilight of his career. Although Silva is playing at an elite level this season, there’s no denying that father time is undefeated and his form can drop without warning.
Over the January transfer window, we saw how 32-year-old Edinson Cavani was willing to take a pay cut to facilitate a transfer to Atlético Madrid. That deal never materialized because Atléti couldn’t meet PSG’s transfer fee, but, it remains to be seen if Silva will give PSG a discount in order to remain in the French capital.
Regardless, one of the significant hurdles to extending Silva’s contract will undoubtedly be coming to an agreement on the salary figure. There’s already been a report that Thomas Meunier rejected a contract extension because the wages weren’t up to his expectations. Is this a new frugal PSG?
Whether Silva and PSG can agree on a contract or not, let’s enjoy the next few months because it could be O Monstro‘s last in the French capital.
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