The transfer rumors keep flying at breakneck speed. Once again Paris Saint-Germain is involved as Goal.com is reporting that a transfer fee has been agreed with AC Milan for both Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The report also states that the transfer is awaiting both players to come to an agreement on personal terms with the Paris outfit.
Paris Saint-Germain was thought to have come close to securing the services of Silva earlier in the transfer window before the deal fell apart. After the proposed deal fell through, Silva signed an extension with Milan keeping him in the fold until 2017.
It is no secret PSG is looking to secure the services of a top-level defender to strengthen their backline. Silva is considered one of the top defenders in the game today. To secure his services would instantly upgrade PSG’s defense.
The addition of Ibrahimovic would make PSG’s already solid attack downright scary. The Swedish striker is also one of the best in the world at his position and is capable of finding the net in a variety of ways.
The attention his presence commands from defenses opens up the field for teammates. Creating more space for the talents of Javier Pastore, and Jeremy Menez is a potential nightmare for PSG opponents. Ibrahimovic would also make new-signing Ezequiel Lavezzi more dangerous.
If this report is true, it would be a coup for PSG and heartbreak for AC Milan fans.
The €65 million bid quoted by goal.com seems a bit low when looking at the combined talent of the two players. An accepted bid of this amount would seem to indicate AC Milan is in more financial need than many believe.
No offense to goal.com, but I will believe this when Leonardo and Carlo reveal both players holding PSG colors. Until then, it is a nice dream for PSG fans, and a dark cloud for AC Milan’s faithful.