Crazy Ball – Chelsea's new defender Thiago Silva could stay at PSG. But he didn't want to because Leonardo didn't like him.
The Brazilian soccer player was brought in by PSG from AC Milan in 2012 and since then he has been a key player for the team. However, this season he officially left PSG after his contract ended. The Champions League final match against Bayern Munich is his last match.
After eight seasons at the Parc des Princes and his age that is no longer easy, it turns out that Thiago Silva is still in demand by a number of big European clubs. He also chose to continue his career in the Premier League with Chelsea on a free transfer. He also got a contract for one year and an option to extend one season.
However, before joining the club from West London, Thiago Silva was trying to keep Les Parisiens by offering a new contract. On the other hand, Leonardo as the sporting director said that two months earlier he did not want to use his services anymore. This was revealed by Paulo Tonietto as the player's agent.
Talk to L'Equipe, Paulo Tonietto said Thiago Silva was desperate to sign a new contract because Leonardo told him two months ago that he didn't want to renew it. But last Tuesday, Leonardo called him and gave him the possibility that he would stay for another year.
On the other hand, Thiago has already reached an agreement with Chelsea, there is no turning back. When there is such a proposal, it must be sure. He also revealed a sporting director who told a player he didn't want it anymore, and two months later wanted to extend it, how to take it. In fact, he thought what Leonardo was doing was embarrassing.
Paulo Tonietto also revealed that he and the new Chelsea player have never discussed money or the length of the contract. Never. Leonardo just said he didn't rely on him anymore. No more.
Thiago Silva is Frank Lampard's fifth signing, after the West London club previously brought in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.
It is interesting to wait for the progress of the new Chelsea defender in the 2020/21 Premier League competition which will roll out on 12 September.
Source: This is the reason Thiago Silva chose Chelsea instead of staying at PSG
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