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Seeking to reinforce the defense, PSG probes António Silva, the jewel of Benfica’s defense

Seeking to reinforce the defense, PSG probes António Silva, the jewel of Benfica’s defense

After winning the French Championship title, the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is already preparing the planning for next season. Among several targets on the market, the club is interested in the young António Silva, defender of Benficaaccording to the newspaper And she was.

The bet on the 19-year-old player would be due to a need to renew the team’s defensive sector. Currently, PSG only has more experienced athletes to form the trio of defenders: Marquinhos (29 years old), Sérgio Ramos (37 years old), Danilo Pereira (31 years old) and Kimpembe (27 years old).

Despite the interest, the French have not yet made an official proposal for António Silva, limiting themselves to polls. The newspaper also says that the Portuguese player has been on PSG’s radar since youth competitions and is an interest of Luís Campos, the club’s sporting director.

Even if the negotiations move forward, it is likely that Benfica will have some resistance in selling the defender. António Silva is a starter under the command of Roger Schmidt, who does not want to release him for next season. The player has a release clause of 100 million euros (R$ 541 million at current quotation).

With a meteoric rise, António Silva rose to Benfica’s first team at the beginning of the season and soon became a recurring name in the lineups. The defender played 46 times for the team and was called up by coach Fernando Santos to defend Portugal in the 2022 World Cup.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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