The report claims: “Five Premier League clubs are among the early contenders to sign Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva, who will leave the club on a free transfer following the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.
“While Silva’s contract is currently due to expire on June 30, RMC report that Silva will sign a short contract extension to complete the remaining fixtures of this campaign.
“PSG qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals following the victory over Borussia Dortmund shortly before football was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Sources have told 90min that a quintet of English clubs – Arsenal, Everton, Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham – are looking into the prospect of making contract offers to the 35-year-old.”
Which club’s likely to sign Thiago Silva?
Arsenal are without a doubt the biggest name amongst the potential suitors so if they come calling then the Brazilian might find it hard to refuse a move to the Emirates.
But some fans think Everton are also in the contention since the centre-back might want to reunite with his former PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti.
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Arsenal are reportedly looking to bring in a replacement to David Luiz next season but we are not sure that a 35-year-old can be the solution to Arsenal’s defensive woes.
Yes, the Gunners need experience in the backline but Thiago Silva is in the twilight of his career meaning he will be more of a burden than an asset.
Teams like Newcastle United and Wolves though can put the Brazilian to good use since the player will be a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season.
But as far as Arsenal are concerned, we think, Mikel Arteta is much better of giving David Luiz a new deal rather than signing Thiago Silva.
The 35-year-old has played in 21 Ligue 1 games this season but has not managed to either score or assist.