Arsenal might have the upper hand over Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Thiago Silva’s signature, according to the latest reports from France.
The centre back’s contract at PSG runs out in the summer and the Ligue 1 giants have confirmed that the long-serving defender will be leaving the club after eight successful seasons in Paris (BBC).
Jose Mourinho is reportedly a fan of the experienced defender and is keen on bringing him to Spurs to bolster his backline (The Sun).
Reports indicate that Silva is likely to end up in the Premier League next season since he is attracted by the competitiveness of the English top flight (Goal Brazil).
It is said that Mikel Arteta has already held discussions with Silva over a switch to the Emirates.
The Gunners are rumoured to have drafted in David Luiz, Silva’s former teammate at PSG as well as Brazil to convince the centre-back to come to Arsenal.
Luiz recently signed a one-year contract extension that will see him remain at the North London rivals until the end of next season.
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not think our backline is suffering from a lack of experience. So it would not make much sense for us to get a 35-year-old Silva in, despite the winning mentality he will bring to the side.
He certainly does not fit the profile of targets we usually go for. I expect us to go for a young promising defender, who has the potential to develop into a top one like Robin Koch or Kim Min-Jae.
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