Silva planning PSG exit

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Jese of PSG (L) and Thiago Silva of PSG (R) shows appreciation to the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva is now planning for his departure from the club after criticism over his leadership

The Brazil international is contracted at the French capital until 2020, after completing a €42m transfer from AC Milan in the summer of 2012.

In nearly six years at PSG, Silva has played an integral part of their 16 titles with club having won the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue five times.

“It is impossible not to hear some of the criticism,” Silva told Le Foot Paris (via AS).

“However, no newspaper, nor journalist, is going to tell me who I am. I know who I am. Because of this, I continue as I always have done.

“I respect all opinions, but when you are attacked personally, it starts to get hard. I am especially sad when it impacts my family and my loved ones. However, when you wear the PSG shirt, you always have a responsibility.”

GRANADA, SPAIN - MAY 06: Victorien Angban of Granada CF (L) competes for the ball with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF (R) during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on May 6, 2017 in Granada, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Chelsea loanee wants to stay in the Ligue 1

Victorien Angban and Metz have just booked their ticket to play in the French top-flight starting next season, and he wants to stay.

In the meantime, the veteran defender intends to continue doing his best for the team.

“I must continue to work hard to help my team-mates,” said Silva.

“Competition always exists in football.

“All things said, I am 33. I have two years left on my contract and after that, I will hand over to somebody else.”

After sealing the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue titles, Silva and PSG will now turn their focus to Coupe de France final on May 8 against third division side Les Herbiers.

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