‘Letting Him Go Would Be Dramatic’ – Former PSG Captain Wants Silva to Remain in Paris

Thiago Silva’s status with Paris Saint-Germain past the 2019-20 season remains up in the air.

On the one hand, reports are suggesting that both sides are talking to discuss a potential deal with Silva and the capital club wanting to work out an extension.

Then other reports that suggest the 35-year-old is looking towards his former club, AC Milan, as an option in case negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions break down.

However, when talking to Le Parisien, former PSG captain, Eric Rabésandratana, made his opinion very clear: he wants to see the current captain of the capital club remain in Paris.

“He has still made high quality matches this season. It is also a centerpiece in the transmission for the youngest in terms of performance and game intelligence even if it has absences from time to time, but frankly very little,” Rabésandratana said. “Letting him go would be dramatic. At PSG, Thiago Silva is much better than Kehrer. Kimpembe has more character, but he is not as good defensively as he is.”

Both sides perhaps want a deal; the sticky point could be Silva’s willingness to compromise. A recent report is suggesting that Edinson Cavani, whose contract expires after the season, is willing to take a 40 percent reduction on his salary to remain in Paris.

The Brazil international is third on the list of highest-paid players on the PSG squad, making €1.5 million monthly. With a new extension, Silva’s monthly earnings will drop, but that’s not the discussion.

The discussion is whether or not the 35-year-old and PSG can agree on the amount when it comes to the reduction of wages. So far, Silva hasn’t been willing to lower his wages due to the coronavirus so I doubt he will accept much less in a new contract.

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Tags Edinson Cavani Eric Rabésandratana Presnel Kimpembe Thiago Silva Thilo Kehrer