The Brazilian was dropped by the Ligue 1 team last year and admitted he was hurt by the call to bring in the Spanish star
Thiago Silva conceded that Paris Saint-Germain’s decision to sign Sergio Ramos made him ‘sad’, after he was not offered a similar deal, despite the fact that the duo were close.
Former Real Madrid captain Ramos is one of a number of high-profile signings at Parc des Princes this summer as the Ligue 1 team seeks to bolster their hopes of a successful European challenge.
Still, Silva, who is entering his second year at Chelsea following his retirement from PSG last quarter, conceded that although he has no problem with Ramos, the club’s call to sign the Spanish stars, given his own long service – and sharp release – from the French side.
What was said?
“I have nothing against Sergio Ramos, but Sergio, when they offered him a two-year contract, was the same year I was last year,” the 36-year-old said. ESPN Brazil.
“It really made me sad. I haven’t talked to anyone about it yet because it made me very sad because I felt like I did nothing for the club.
‘My departure is a page that has definitely been turned upside down, but at the same time I think a lot, I think a lot about everything that happened. I think something else could have been done.
‘Because it was not eight days or eight months I spent at PSG.
“I want PSG to win because the club deserves all the respect. But given the way things have gone, I feel sad and I feel it could have been done differently.”
The bigger picture
Although the details of Silva’s retirement from PSG – a few weeks after a Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich – left a sour taste in Brazilian mouths, he has since flourished in his role at the Blues.
A brilliant midfielder managed by Frank Lampard and later Thomas Tuchel, the veteran of Selecao, to manage matches, rectified his drought in the Champions League when he helped Chelsea beat Manchester City in the final earlier this year.
He was rewarded with a one-year extension until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, but it remains to be seen how much he will earn.