According to Italian sources, Everton could be eyeing up Thiago Silva, who will become a free agent this summer upon the expiry of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
Italian outlet Sportal have reported that Goodison Park may well be Silva’s next destination as Carlo Ancelotti – who has worked with him in both Italy and France – would ‘gladly’ embrace a move to reunite with him despite his advanced age of 35.
Silva has been with PSG since 2012, after a move across Serie A from AC Milan. As he has aged, his market value has gradually dropped and he is now worth just £5.4million (via Transfermarkt) though, given his experience, potentially capturing him on a free could be considered a bargain.
After all, he boasts a much better pass completion rate than both Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate (95.5% compared to 83.7% and 79.9% per WhoScored), and makes more blocks per game on average than the two Toffees defenders.
Should Everton sign Thiago Silva?
Still, he is obviously in the autumn of his career considering his age, prompting a debate amongst fans online, where one supporter even said he’d end up as a ‘Brazilian Ashley Williams’ at Goodison while another used a GIF to agree with that statement…
Be good to have him around for the younger players and he’s still a top defender. Why not if it’s true
— Richy (@YeraldMina13) March 23, 2020
— Will (@WAJG_96) March 23, 2020
— Cam🌹 (@CamMurray78) March 23, 2020
Don’t know if his legs would last the pace over here
— William (@Will72427610) March 23, 2020
35 though depends on his wages can’t see us paying a 35 year old a fortune we haven’t got it
— ancelotti_bluewhitearmy (@carlos_bluearmy) March 23, 2020
If CarloFantastico thinks it’s a good idea……I think it’s a good idea…..it really is that simple folks….😬UTFT 💙
— Mike (@Mike47506739) March 23, 2020
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