Ancelotti Called PSG Defender to Gauge Interest in Everton

The future of Thiago Silva at Paris Saint-Germain will be decided this month as his current contract with the club expires on June 30.

Silva prefers to stay at PSG for a few more years (he is a French citizen after all), but he would have to accept a drastic reduction in wages, something he’s clearly pushed back on as he’s yet to sign an extension.

The 35-year-old is nearing the end of his career but he can still be a valuable player to PSG and any number of other teams around Europe, which is why he’s reportedly attracted interest from AC Milan and Everton FC in particular.

Silva has ties to both clubs. Prior to joining PSG in 2012, the Brazil international was at AC Milan, where he played for manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is now the head man at Everton.

According to Foot Mercato, Ancelotti believes Silva can be a valuable member of his team and has called him to try and convince him to make a move to the Premier League.

In 2013, Silva praised Ancelotti and credited him for helping him get acclimated to the European game.

“I’ve worked with a lot of coaches in my career, but one man stands out, and that’s Mr. Ancelotti.”

“It wasn’t easy for me to find my feet when I first arrived in Europe. When I joined AC Milan I didn’t play for six months. But I was training under a great coach in Carlo Ancelotti.”

“I can’t stress how important those six months were – they changed my life.”

If there’s anyone who could convince Silva to leave PSG, it’s clearly Ancelotti.

However, a move to the Premier League would be an absolute disaster. Silva simply doesn’t have the speed to keep up and the English game is perhaps the most frenetic in Europe.

Maybe Everton could work if Silva isn’t the regular starter but I doubt that’s what he has in mind for his next team.

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