Thiago Silva legendary status with PSG will live forever: Naseer Al-Khelaifi

Thiago Silva

Paris Saint-German Chairman and CEO, Naseer Al-Khelaifi praised the contribution from Thiago Silva after the latter departed from the club after playing for 8 years.

Thank you for all the unforgettable memories, leadership and commitment. You are one of the greats and your legendary status with PSG will live forever. My very best wishes to you and your family for your new adventures, you will always be a part of our history and family, Merci captain” the clubs official website quoted Al- Khelafi as saying.

Silva left the French club after representing them in eight seasons and clinching 25 trophies and brought several victories for the French club along with likes of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe.

His last match for PSG came against Bayern Munich where the club suffered a 1-0 defeat in the Champions League Final match. Silva was disappointed that he couldn’t make his team win that match.

“I won’t be here anymore but I will be an extra supporter . .. I am happy for all the great times I have had here.” he said.

Silva plays for Brazil national team and often referred to as one of the best central defenders of this generation. He will be joining Chelsea now as per the latest media reports he has cleared his medical examination and is all set to join the English club soon.

He also captained Brazil to victory in 2013 FIFA confederation Cup. Overall, he has represented Brazil at international level by making 80 appearances for his nation. He is often praised by his critics as one of the most complete defenders who has ever played the game.