Paris Saint-Germain centre-half Thiago Silva says he did not join the Ligue 1 side for the money, but for the opportunity to win trophies.
The Brazilian spent three years at AC Milan before he and
It was thought that Silva would stay in
However Carlo Ancelotti's side submitted a new offer which was accepted by the Serie A club and Silva completed a move to
"I said clearly that I wanted to stay up until the end of my contract," he told Gazetta dello Sport.
"There have been discussions between PSG and Milan, between Leonardo and Galliani. But the fans have mobilised and Berlusconi did not want to sell me, I then extended and I was delighted.
"Then things changed. Leonardo called me to tell me that negotiations had resumed, he wanted me, he was ready to make great efforts.
"I realised that Milan had economic difficulties and it would be very difficult to stay. I am not a mercenary. Milan, it was my home. On the other hand, they made a big deal. They bought me for
And Silva believes his new club is destined for success, with help from other former Milan staff.
"Everyone spoke highly of Ancelotti. With him and Ibra (
"PSG sets up a very strong team, we'll see if we can win something quickly and go as far as possible Champions League. In this regard, I'd love to see my former partners (of Milan). And maybe beat them."
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