Paris Saint-Germain Chasing AC Milan's Brazilian Duo Pato and Silva
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Paris Saint-Germain is looking to add even more star power to their line up with a double swoop on AC Milan. Reports are swirling that PSG sporting director Leonardo, head coach Carlo Ancelotti, and President Nasser Al-Khelaifi met with AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani during the French Open to discuss a bid for Brazilian pair Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva.
PSG were reportedly pursuing Pato in January, but were unable to secure the forward’s services at the time. Pato was part of a long line of Brazilian wonder kids to be highly sought after in Europe. After a highly publicized transfer to Milan in 2007, Pato has been a key part to Milan’s successes over the last 4 years.
Pato would add another option to an already formidable attack. Teaming with Pastore, Menez, and Nene would provide Pato with plenty of opportunities to display his fine finishing skills. With reports claiming PSG are on the verge of signing Ezequiel Lavezzi, PSG is stock piling attacking talent for an assault on the Champions league.
Thiago Silva officially joined Milan in 2008 from Fluminense, after spells with Porto and Dynamo Moscow. The defender would go a long way to solidifying PSG’s back four, but is also adept at pushing forward into the attack. His stellar play has earned him the reputation as one of the top defenders in the game.
Leonardo and Ancelotti have intimate knowledge of both players from their time at AC Milan. With fellow Brazilians Nene and Motta already calling Paris home, Leonardo can offer a comfortable environment to his fellow countrymen. With the pursuit of the Milan duo, it is clear to see Leonardo and Ancelotti’s desire to play a fluid, technical, and beautiful style of play. If PSG is continues to succeed in their capture of these types of players, the lights of Paris may grow dim in comparison to the stars burning brightly at the Parc des Princes.
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