A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the report claiming the Toffees are in the hunt for Thiago Silva.
French outlet L’Equipe initially reported that PSG sporting director Leonardo has let the 35-year-old know his contract will not be extended past the extension to his existing deal that he will be given to complete the club’s 2019-20 campaign.
It is claimed that Silva rejected a pay cut, which would have allowed him to stay at Parc des Princes beyond the end of this season, which has been extended in wake of the global health crisis.
90min went on to claim that Everton are one of five Premier League clubs – along with Arsenal, Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham – looking into the prospect of making contract offers to the defender.
Le10 Sport has also added to the speculation by claiming Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has contacted Silva by phone to express his interest in working with him again – they previously worked together at PSG and AC Milan.
Here is what some Everton fans said on social media about the prospect of the Brazil international coming to Goodison Park:
Those saying no need to give their head a wobble. Still a superb player and is a serial winner. Bring some experience AND quality to the backline. It’s not like he is Ashley Williams. And a two year contract sounds ideal
— Jaeden Hearn (@jaeden_98) June 9, 2020
But then we signed Gough & Weir and they turned into Scirea & Gentile.
— SPUD. (@SPL1312) June 9, 2020
Brilliant signing if it happend, Imagine Holgate learning from him tho ?
— Joshua Jones (@jonesjosh1988) June 9, 2020
— L? (@liaminho) June 9, 2020
— Damon (@thestuchy13) June 9, 2020
Yeah that disastrous that they won the league…
— Rob Wilkinson (@RobWilkinson86) June 9, 2020
— ?? (@efcjosh___) June 9, 2020
A brilliant player, even in his mid thirties I think he can be a great leader & organiser on the pitch & a great influence for the younger players.
— Grant William Turner (@grantwturner) June 9, 2020
Silva has been at PSG since 2012 and has made 310 competitive appearances, winning a multitude of trophies along the way including seven Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups, five French League Cups and seven French Super Cups.
Prior to his PSG stint, the Brazilian ace won a Serie A title and an Italian Super Cup at Milan, plus one Brazilian Cup at Fluminense, while in the Selecao colours, he has won a Copa America and a Confederations Cup.