Arsenal ‘recruit David Luiz to convince PSG defender Thiago Silva to join the club this summer’juillet 1, 2020
Silva has already announced that he will leave the French champions after the conclusion of this season’s Champions League, bringing to an end his eight-year stint in Paris.
Thiago Silva returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain this week but will leave club soon
After eight years, Thiago will be looking for a new challenge come the summer window
Le10 Sport in France report that Mikel Arteta has already contacted the player to discuss a potential move, while Luiz has been drafted in as an intermediary to try and swing the pendulum in the Gunners’ favour.
The Telegraph previously reported that Silva is desperate to come to the Premier League and is willing to take a significant wage cut to make it happen.
He had been linked with a return to Brazil with Fluminense, but recently ruled that out in favour of a move in Europe.
‘Everyone knows the affection I have for Fluminense,’ he said in an interview with Caras, ‘but I still have goals to reach in Europe.’
Arsenal have reportedly recruited David Luiz to convince his countryman to join the Gunners
Silva would provide plenty of experience for Arsenal’s struggling defence next season
Arsenal have 19-year-old William Saliba arriving from Saint-Etienne following his season back on loan in France, but the youngster could benefit from some experience alongside him in his maiden campaign in England.
Luiz could also offer that at the age of 33, but the Brazilian has come under heavy fire for his calamitous displays since the Premier League restart.
He came off the bench against Manchester City last month only to get sent off in their 3-0 defeat, therefore missing the club’s next match.
Young defender William Saliba is also arriving at London Colney after a loan spell in France
Silva will play for PSG in the Champions League in August before leaving for pastures new