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‘Thiago Silva has never been as good as Ramos or Van Dijk’

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Ex PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen has criticized Thiago Silva for having no proper motivation in his career and being mentally weak compared to top defenders.

Thiago Silva is set to leave PSG this summer when his contract expires at the end of June.

According to L’Equipe, the club’s sporting director, Leonardo, has told the centre-back that his eight-year spell in Paris would be coming to an end.

Although, Silva could get a two-month extension to be able to take part in the remainder of his side’s Champions League campaign.

While the Brazilian grew on to be a leader-figure in France, ex-PSG midfielder has hit out at the 35-year-old, saying he’s not had the mentality like two of the best defensive names out there.

“He’s never been like [Sergio] Ramos or [Virgil] van Dijk,” Rothen told RMC about Silva.

“He wouldn’t have earned the money he has in Paris anywhere else.

“He’s a good player but limited mentally”.

Silva was one of the PSG players who reportedly rejected pay-cuts when the coronavirus pandemic first came around and Rothen also hit out at the Brazilian for his love of money.

“When you pay a player so much, you expect him to transform those around him too.” Rothen continued.

“If it was down to me, I’d save the two months of contract he has until August.”

“He was crying to renew all season, even his wife got involved in the matter.”

“Then, he was the first person to reject a pay cut because of the pandemic crisis.”

Silva is already attracting interest from a number of sides and Everton, led by former PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti are reported to be strong favorites to sign the defender.