Thiago Silva has warned Zlatan Ibrahimovic that moving to the Premier League is a “step down”.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose PSG contract expires at the end of this season, has been heavily linked with a Premier League move this summer, and according to various reports, Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal are all interested in his services.
Many players and critics have welcomed the prospect of Zlatan’s coming to England, including Manchester City’s Fernandinho.
“Undoubtedly, he would be a special player at the Premier League if it really happens,” Fernandinho told Omnisport.
“He is a player who has been very victorious in his career – won many titles, won individual awards – and that shows how important he is.”
However, his PSG team-mate Thiago Silva, who also won a Serie A title with Zlatan at AC Milan, believes moving to England would be a “step down” for the 34-year-old.
“He is my good friend, but also at 34 he is playing the best football of his career,” PSG captain Silva told the Mirror.
“He is one of the best in the world, he is unique, there is not another player like him.
“Of course I want him to stay at PSG, I cannot imagine us without him.
“I know he has offers from England – and it is a big league – but I don’t think there is a team in England that is at the level of PSG at the moment.
“For me it would be a step down in quality for him.”
Zlatan is currently Ligue 1’s top scorer with 30 goals, 14 ahead than his nearest competitor, and has managed to score 39 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.