Thiago Silva blasts lack of respect from PSG for him and Man United striker Edinson Cavani

Thiago Silva says that he and Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani deserved much more respect than they were given by PSG upon their exit from the club.

The duo left PSG in the summer transfer window with the Chelsea defender having spent eight years at the club, a number of which as captain.

Cavani, meanwhile, spent seven years in the French capital, eventually departing as the top goalscorer in the club’s history.

Silva says that he felt the duo deserved more of a send-off after their time at the club, while PSG refused to make him an offer to extend his contract, regardless of how much money it would have taken him to agree a deal.

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“They never offered me a single thing.” Thiago Silva told FourFourTwo. “Not even: ‘Thiago, do you accept €1 to stay with us? Absolutely nothing, which was very upsetting.

“There’s worse than that though. Even in the middle of a pandemic, they had three months to plan a farewell, but nothing was done.

“Man, I wasn’t there for only one season, or a few months – it was an eight-year spell as a captain who lifted a number of trophies at the club.

“I deserved much more respect than that. The same thing happened to Cavani. That said, I’m really grateful for the things I experienced there. The final bit aside. I was happy and always well treated by everyone.”

Thiago Silva also revealed that he did not know where he would be continuing his career until after PSG’s Champions League final loss against Bayern Munich.

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