Arsenal are among five clubs interested in signing Thiago Silva on a free transfer at the end of the season.
According to 90min, the other interested parties are Newcastle, potentially boosted by new owners soon, Everton, West Ham and Wolves.
The Brazilian defender has been a pillar of the modern game but is now 35 years of age. With that in mind, it’s probably unsurprising that PSG are willing to let him go for absolutely nothing.
Sources told the outlet that interest in the player continues to grow and the centre-back is likely to have his choice of clubs once his deal in Paris expires.
It might well be a difficult decision for Silva who could be appealed to a number of clubs due to a variety of factors.
His international teammate David Silva is at Arsenal while it was Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti who signed him for PSG in 2012. As for Newcastle, they could be boosted by a significant financial boost – one that’s already taken the fancy of Philippe Coutinho – per reports.
GIVE ME SPORT’S Matt Dawson says...
Despite being in the latter days of his career, this could be a very interesting saga as the summer progresses. Arsenal’s defence has been shaky for a while now with the error-prone defensive trio of Luiz, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi hardly cutting it at the Emirates Stadium.
Adding an experienced head, one that was even described as Franco Baresi’s heir by the great defender himself, could be vitally important as Mikel Arteta looks to rebuild Arsenal.
Just imagine what he could do for players like Rob Holding and William Saliba – two defenders who are still very inexperienced.
The thought of European football will probably interest him at Arsenal but Everton are very much on the up under a manager that Silva has already played 34 times for – Ancelotti.
If they are serious about entering Europe’s elite then he is the type of player they’d undoubtedly love to have.
Capped 88 times by his country, he is one of the most assured defenders in the game – completing 95.5% of his passes in Ligue 1 this term. That’s far better than anyone at Newcastle, a team that barely keep possession. Perhaps if he arrived in the north-east of England he could help boost their measly 40.8% average possession.
Silva certainly has plenty of destinations to choose from.
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