Thiago Silva says he experienced same ‘lack of respect’ as Edinson Cavani at PSG

Thiago Silva has revealed he felt the same lack of respect as Edinson Cavani when he left Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian defender departed the Parc des Princes in the summer after an eight-year spell in the French capital.

Silva eventually signed a one-year deal with Chelsea and was quickly appointed captain by former manager Frank Lampard.

Cavani followed Silva to the Premier League after a seven-year stay, leaving as the French champions’ record goal-scorer. The Urugyan hitman linked up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and has continued his fine scoring record in England.

And Silva has now spoken of his anger at the way PSG handled his and Cavani’s departures from the club.

Thiago Silva spent seven years playing alongside Edinson Cavani at PSG

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

“There’s something 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 [Edinson] Cavani.”

The new issue of FourFourTwo is out on Wednesday, February 10

With the season postponed due to the pandemic, Silva’s contract expired before PSG could take part in the specially-organised Champions League tournament in Portugal.

That led to him signing a three-month contract in order to play for the French side and he was key as Thomas Tuchel’s men reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition.

And Silva revealed he looks back with pride at his overall time with the club.

The Brazilian helped PSG reach the 2020 Champions League…


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