- Advertisement -

I told Chelsea to sign him – Thiago Silva laments as midfielder joins rivals

0

Chelsea’s veteran defender, Thiago Silva has revealed he told the West London club to sign Lucas Paqueta.

West Ham confirmed on the transfer deadline day that they had completed a ‘club-record deal’ for Brazil midfielder Paqueta.

- Advertisement -

In a deal that could rise to £50m, the Hammers paid an initial £36.5m for the Lyon star.

Silva said he spoke to the Blues about exploring the possibility of signing the midfielder before he made a move to their London rivals West Ham.

“I heard he was about to leave Lyon [so] had some conversations here with some people, but unfortunately things didn’t work out,” Silva told ESPN Brazil.

- Advertisement -

“We weren’t 100% sure he would leave Lyon. The last week arrived, this thing got a lot [clearer], and we had some other priorities because of the injuries we have in the team.

“So we needed a striker, another defender. A midfielder, was a little less. I think that’s why things didn’t evolve well.”

- Advertisement -
wt11 gif

- Advertisement -
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy