Thiago Silva has called out Paris Saint-Germain over how the club did not do more to give him a proper goodbye.
Silva played in his final match with PSG in the 2020 UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich. The Brazilian played in eight seasons while with PSG where he won every domestic trophy possible and totaled for at least 30 appearances in each campaign.
The general expectation was that the Champions League final against Bayern was going to be Silva’s final match with the club. However, as he later revealed, PSG made a late approach to bring him back, but he refused the club’s offer in the end.
This was not the only aspect of his departure that frustrated him. As he mentioned to FourFourTwo, Silva was also disappointed with the lack of a farewell to not only him but also to another PSG legend in Edinson Cavani.
“They didn’t offer me anything,” Silva said. “Not even a ‘Thiago, do you accept a euro to stay with us?’ Nothing at all. It was very annoying. But there is worse.
“During the pandemic, they had three months to plan my farewell, but nothing was done. I didn’t stay a season or a few months, it’s an eight-year story of a captain who lifted a lot of trophies at the club. I deserved more respect than that. And the same thing happened to Cavani.”
Silva also noted that agent Paulo Tonietto began his search for the defender’s new club well before his last match with PSG.
“Before going to Lisbon, I told my agent he could start to find me a new club, but he was forbidden to tell me anything before our last Champions League game,” Silva explained.
“From the final whistle in Portugal, I felt it was my last appearance for the club.”
Silva left PSG having never had a goodbye performance in front of fans at the Parc des Princes.
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