Thiago Silva will be looking for a new club once Paris Saint-Germain’s UEFA Champions League campaign ends in August. However, it doesn’t seem as though the 35-year-old is heading to AFC Fiorentina.
A few days ago, it looked like the Italian club wanted to jump in and compete for O Monstro’s signature. Still, there’s one issue that will doom this pursuit in bringing the Brazil international back to Italy, the wages.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia) reports that Silva is asking for an annual wage of €10 million per year, and it could be too costly of a price for Fiorentina to pay for a defender in his mid-30s.
President Rocco Commisso and the directors of the club want to revisit the discussion in mid-August, hoping that they can get Silva to lower his wage demands as La Viola are willing to pay €5.5 million.
Silva’s unwillingness to take a pay cut with PSG was one of the sticking points as the club was asking for players to reduce their pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It will be interesting to see if Silva lowers his asking price not only for Fiorentina but other clubs.
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