The new coming out of Italy last night was nothing short of astounding as SKY Sports Italia reported that Milan duo Thiago Silva and their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic are closing in on a €65m move to the French capital.
A piece of news that astounded the football world has been met with sheer excitement, not just from a Parisien point of view, but those affiliated with the sport in general who are intrigued at such a valuable transaction.
From a PSG perspective, we have been here before with Thiago Silva who looked for all the world he was going to seal a move three weeks back only for negotiations to break down. Now it appears the Rossoneri’s resolve has been tested and are prepared to allow their star centre-back link up with Carlo Ancelotti – even though he signed a new contract. He will reportedly earn € 7.5m per year in Paris.
Presently, Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola is in the capital negotiating with director of football Leonardo regarding a move for his client. They met in Sweden (along with Ibra) before arriving in France at around 4:15pm French time. This news alone is crucial in the sense that the player is seriously considering the possibility of making the move. Leo confirmed the news earlier to SKY Sport Italia, saying; “Yes, we are negotiating and we also spoke (with Raiola) yesterday in Sweden. We will soon meet with Raiola and then we will see what can happen. At the moment everything is possible, because the transfer market is like that – it’s always open. The deals can only be considered done, when they are in fact done.”
QSI will reportedly offer him a three-year deal worth up to an eye watering €12m per year.
If this double swoop is to be pulled off will be monumental not only for the club but for football in France as a whole. Two of the world’s most renowned players making the move – and joining a player of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s calibre too – is some statement that will change the landscape of Ligue 1 forever.