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The Brazilian was released by the Ligue 1 team last year and has admitted that he has been hurt by the call to sign the Spanish star
Thiago Silva has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain’s decision to sign Sergio Ramos has left him “really upset” after he was not offered a similar deal despite the duo being close in age.
Former Real Madrid captain Ramos is one of a number of high-profile signings at the Parc des Princes this summer as the Ligue 1 side appear to be cementing their hopes of a successful European challenge.
Still, Silva, who is entering his second year at Chelsea after his PSG departure last term, has admitted that although he has no problem with Ramos, the club’s call to sign the Spanish star starts has given his own long service – and sharp release – from the French side.
What has been said?
“I have nothing against Sergio Ramos, but Sergio at the time they offered him a two-year contract was the same age as me last year,” the 36-year-old said. ESPN Brazil.
“So it made me really sad. I have not yet talked about it with anyone because it made me really sad because I felt I had not done anything for the club.
“My departure is a page that has certainly been reversed, but at the same time I think a lot, I reflect a lot on everything that has happened. I think something else could have been done.
“Because it was not eight days or eight months I spent with PSG. It was eight years with lots of victories, lots of work to be able to change and put PSG at the level it is at today.
“I want PSG to win, because the club deserves all the respect. But given the way things played out, I have this feeling of sadness and I feel it could have been done differently.”
The bigger picture
Although the details of Silva’s PSG exit – just weeks after a defeat in the Champions League final to Bayern Munich – may have left a sour taste in the mouths of Brazilians, he has since flourished in his role with the Blues.
A clever central defender brought in to control play by both Frank Lampard and later Thomas Tuchel, the veteran Selecao star, corrected his Champions League drought as he helped Chelsea beat Manchester City in the final earlier this year.
He was rewarded with a one-year extension until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, though how much he will bid for given his injuries remains to be seen.