Vilanova only wants Thiago Silva
Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanova reportedly only has eyes from Paris Saint Germain centre-back, Thiago Silva has the Catalan boss feels that the Brazilian is the only one that will adequately fit in to Bareclona’s system immediately.
According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Tito turned down the thought of signing Borussia Dortmund centre-back, Mats Hummels because he was too similar to current centre-back, Gerard Pique and despite having options in Puyol, Mascherano, Bartra and Adriano, Vilanova is intent on signing the player who Silva’s agent says, is absolutely not for sale.
“There’s no chance of Thiago Silva moving this summer. The club don’t want to sell him. There’s been no contact this year from Barça, but it is true that in previous years there has been.”
However, Barcelona officials are monitoring the situation in Paris, as manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to leave for Real Madrid, which may force several players to join him and shake things up with the team before the August transfer deadline.
If Barcelona are unable to sign Silva this summer, Vilanova is considering using Adriano, who just signed a new four-year deal as a permanent option at centre-back.
By Tom Conn – Follow @TomConnISF