Category: Ligue 1

It’s official. PSG land Thiago Silva for €42 millionIt’s official. PSG land Thiago Silva for €42 million

The Brazilian completed his €42 million euros move to Paris on Saturday in the second most expensive transfer for a defender in the history of football after Rio Ferdinand`s switch from Leeds to Manchester United in 2002.

“I’m very happy that Thiago Silva has signed,” PSG’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, said. “He is a fantastic player. Everyone knows that he is one of the best players in the world.”

Capped 28 times by Brazil, he will be reunited at PSG with the French side’s sporting director Leonardo, his coach at San Siro in 2009/10.

PSG finished second in Ligue 1 under another former Rossoneri coach, Carlo Ancelotti, last term and will contest the UEFA Champions League group stage this season.