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Silva – Zlatan joined PSG because of me

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Thiago Silva insists he was the deciding factor in Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving AC Milan to join PSG.

According to the Brazilian, back in 2012, he was the one who had a word with Ibrahimovic and was the deciding factor in the Swedish legend joining PSG.

In 2012, as the Qatari revolution got a hold of PSG, Silva and Ibrahimovic swapped Milan for Paris. 

Silva had no problem in making the change, but Zlatan took a little more persuading.

In an interview with France Football, it wasn’t a case of persuading but more a case of “if you go I’ll go.”

He said:

“I remember Ibrahimovic called me and asked: ‘Are you really signing for PSG?’”

“I answered: ‘Yes, I’ve just signed.’”

“Then he said: ‘I’m not joking! If you don’t go, I won’t sign.”

“And if you lie to me, I’ll be coming for you!’”