Thiago Silva will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract and he could make a good signing for Liverpool. That’s if reports about his wage demands are accurate.
The Brazilian has been at PSG since 2012 but will leave this summer, says the Telegraph. That outlet also believes that he’s willing to take a ‘huge drop’ in his wages in order to secure a move to the Premier League.
Specifically, he’s hoping to find a ‘top club’ in England who wants to add Champions League experience.
Now, Liverpool certainly have plenty of that. Literally every first-team player has gone further in the competition than Thiago Silva, with most at Liverpool having done so twice.
But there could still be a very useful place for him at Anfield. If Dejan Lovren leaves, anyway. The Liverpool Echo says he may well do so at the end of the season.
It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise – he’s only played nine Premier League this season. He only managed 14 in the last campaign, too, as he’s just not at the front of the queue for Liverpool.
Now, ideally, a youngster would step up to take what if the fourth-choice spot at Anfield. But the two players best-placed for that are Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp van den Berg – both only 18.
They really need another year or two before Liverpool can rely on them. Especially when Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have suspect injury records.
In that case, perhaps a free-transfer for an experienced player on decent wages makes sense? Thiago Silva could come in, play his part and then move on when the kids are ready.
At a time when Liverpool aren’t wanting to spend money, selling Lovren and replacing him with Thiago Silva could work wonderfully.