Thiago Silva has recalled an interesting story from back in 2012, when he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic chose to leave AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain.
The pair helped the Rossoneri capture their 18th Scudetto in the 2010-11 season and Milan came close to repeating their success a season later, before the decision was made to disassemble the squad.
Both Silva and Ibrahimovic departed for the French capital for a combined €65m (as per Wikipedia), while the likes of Clarence Seedorf, Antonio Cassano and Alexandre Pato all also left that summer.
That was in addition to Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Gennaro Gattuso who were given a send off during the final home game of that season against Novara, with Inzaghi scoring an emotional late winner.
Many Milan fans look back on that summer as the one which changed the course of the club’s recent past, as they finished 3rd in 2012-13, 8th in 2013-14, 10th in 2014-15 and 7th in 2015-16.
In an interview with France Football, Thiago Silva has revealed a backstory about summer 2012, when he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Milan.
“Immediately after signing with PSG, Zlatan called me to ask if I had actually signed,” he recalled (via Calciomercato.com).
“I replied yes and he said: ‘No jokes eh? If you don’t go, I wont sign and if you’re lying I’ll come to get you’.”