Thiago Silva recommends PSG teammate Alex to Milan, backs Ricky Kaka and Clarence Seedorf and assesses Italy’s World Cup threats.
The Brazilian centre-back spent three seasons with the Rossoneri before a summer 2012 switch out to Paris Saint-Germain, where this summer he could see fellow defender Alex complete the opposite move, as speculation continues to suggest.
For the 29-year-old, the match between Alex and the San Siro outfit would be a positive one.
“I highly recommend Alex to Milan,” Silva has commented in the Gazzetta dello Sport today.
“Alex is really a defender for big teams. We have to wait until the end of the season to find out, but if he were to go to the Rossoneri then he would certainly do well.
“And I would be happy for him as I would have another friend at a big club.
The Brazil captain reflected also on his former club and in particular compatriot Ricky Kaka and former teammate Clarence Seedorf, now acting as Coach.
“Kaka? I am sure that if he stays, then he can still do very well, his appearances in the Champions League…
“Seedorf is doing well despite the team at his disposal. I think that with him on the bench next season, Milan can aim to get back into the Champions League.”
Thiago turned his attention also to the World Cup and a couple of names up for debate in Italy.
“Mario Balotelli is an incredible striker and I say this as a defender, but he must pay more attention to his life away from the field.
“He has the right personality to make a difference at the World Cup with Italy.
“Verratti? It would be better for us if Prandelli doesn’t call him, but joking aside with him alongside the duo of Andrea Pirlo and Thiago Motta, Italy could reach the final.”
The defender was asked for his view on UEFA’s expected sanctions to be placed on PSG for disregarding Financial Fair Play rules.
“It is not for me to say whether the sanctions on Financial Fair Play for Paris Saint-Germain are right or not, but the President has said that he will not change anything.
“To me, the system seems strange, if one has to pay then you have to pay even if it is then up to us to work hard to help the club.
“My future? PSG are expected to grow, I’m not moving from here.”
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