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Manchester United told to repeat Chelsea’s Thiago Silva transfer trick

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov believes that a Premier League move could work out well for Sergio Ramos – given Thiago Silva’s strong form since joining Chelsea.

The 34-year-old Real Madrid skipper has been linked with a move to United in recent months.

Fellow defender Silva made the switch to Chelsea during the summer and has started well for the Blues, impressing with his solid defending and composed distribution at the back.

The Brazil international has played five times in the Premier League this season, and scored his first goal for Chelsea during the 4-1 win against Sheffield United earlier this month.

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Berbatov told Betfair that if Ramos does decide to leave Real for England’s top flight, he should see Silva’s impact as proof that it is possible to be successful in the Premier League despite being in the latter stages of his career.

“With Ramos, 34 years old, they are probably fighting over a one year or two year contract,” he said.

“Thiago Silva, who is even older at 36 years old, has proven that it is never too late to move to the Premier League and so far it is working out well for the Brazilian.

“I’m sure if Ramos wanted to move to a club like United then it would work out well for him too.”

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