The Major Issue That Could Prevent Thiago Silva From Returning to AC Milan

With no news of a contract extension, it appears as though Thiago Silva will be departing the club when his current deal expires this summer. According to Calciomercato, one potential landing spot for the 35-year-old is a return to AC Milan.

The Brazilian defender spent three seasons with the Italian club (2009-2012) before making his move to Les Parisiens in 2012. With his career at PSG likely coming to an end, Silva’s agent, Paulo Tonietto, spoke with about Silva making a return to Milan.

“In football, anything is possible, but we have to wait for what will happen because of the pandemic. He has great admiration for AC Milan; they were the years that marked his career,” Tonietto said. “He knows the great affection of the fans.”

Despite Tonietto putting out feelers for a possible return to the Rossoneri after his PSG contract expires, the feeling might not be mutual. For one, Silva’s wage demand might be too high for Milan to pay. Currently, the Brazilian defender earns €1.5 million in gross wages per month and considering Milan’s financial issues, Silva would need to take a pay cut.

Furthermore, Chief Executive Officer of Milan, Ivan Gazidis, is trying to establish a philosophy of having a young squad. The 55-year-old wasn’t on board with the club pursuing Zlatan Ibrahimović, despite the Swedish striker being a free-agent over the winter transfer window. Gazidis is keen on the Italian club relying on their youth, and as a result, it might put a halt on Silva thinking of a return.

O Monstro will be 36-years-old next season and doesn’t fit the mold Milan is trying to develop, which could mean the end for Silva in Europe with not a lot of interest being out there currently. Could Silva potentially leave for a club like Boca Juniors and join Edinson Cavani who is rumored to be going to the South American club? It’s certainly possible.

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