MN: The pros and cons of a potential return to Milan for PSG defender Thiago Silva

By Oliver Fisher -

A report has highlighted the positives and negatives of a potential return to AC Milan for centre-back Thiago Silva, amid repeated links.

Saturday’s edition of Tuttosport (as cited by Calciomercato.com) claimed Thiago has never hidden his love for the club and the Rossoneri haven’t closed the door to a possible return, with the defender’s agent having offered him to Milan on a free transfer.

L’Equipe reported on Monday that PSG have made the final decision not to offer the veteran a new deal, meaning he is free to find a new club ahead of next season, with Milan interested.

As MilanNews notes, the veteran defender is not lacking in and experience and knows the club well, even if it has changed a lot since he left in 2012. In addition, he is still a reliable centre-back and would make a great impression, should injuries allow. He could also help remove a little pressure from the captain Alessio Romagnoli and provide a consistent partner for one or two seasons.

However, there are also the negatives. At 35 his physique no longer allows him to be as reactive and brilliant as he once was. He will turn 36 in September, and the policy of Elliott Management Corporation and CEO Ivan Gazidis on the age of signings is quite clear as well as consistent.

Then there is the salary issue: PSG have guaranteed him a salary of over €10million per year since his arrival, a figure out of reach for Milan.

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