Barcelona indicate Thiago Silva as first option
According to the Spanish paper Sport, Barca have sounded out their interest in the PSG center back Thiago Silva and the renewed interest in the Brazilian has made him the first option to strengthen Barca’s defense.
Barca were among the clubs interested in Thiago Silva last summer, but as PSG won the bidding competition, Barca ended up signing no central defenders. Now, with the transfer season approaching, the rumours around the Brazilian have started to reappear.
Thiago Silva was recently asked about a possible transfer, and the Brazilian didn’t rule out anything: “You can never close the door on something, because you don’t know what will happen in the future.”
Silva’s apparent admiration of the Catalan club hasn’t gone unnoticed either, and he has admitted being a fan of the club: “I have always been a Barca fan since I was a boy, when they had Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo… I am their No. 1 fan.”
According to Sport, Thiago Silva is now Barca’s main priority ahead of Mats Hummels and the first contacts between the clubs and the 28-year-old Brazilian have been made.
By Jen Evelyn Follow @JenFCB