Found September 08, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Thiago Silva
Profile: Thiago Silva - originally posted on Regarded by many as the finest defender of his generation, Thiago Silva, captain of French champions PSG and World Cup hosts and favourites, Brazil, faces a year that could define him a one of the world’s all-time top players. It’s a far cry from the 21 year old player nearly forced out of the game at the tender age of 21. Playing in Russia at Dynamo Moscow, he contracted tuberculosis, and was forced to spend months in hospital, in isolation. To cap the misery, when finally recuperated, he was not considered worthy of reintroduction at the club. His European football career seemed over, and he retreated to his native Brazil and Fluminese. Thiago’s was a rare talent however, and his tenure back in Brazil’s sunshine coincided with a renaissance of his powers. His club conceded less than 40 goals in the entire season, and Milan were tempted into paying a reported 10million euro fee to induce him to take a second bite at Europe...

Thiago Silva wants more PSG signings

Thiago Silva admits it was difficult to snub Barcelona on two occasions, but says he is now happy and settled at Paris Saint-Germain . The Brazil international was offered the chance to head for Spain rather than France in the summer of 2012, with AC Milan prepared to listen to big-money offers. Silva makes no secret of the fact that he has always dreamed of playing at Camp Nou...

Barcelona didn't offer enough money, says Thiago Silva

The Brazil centre-back opted to stay put at Parc des Princes this term after turning down a contract he deemed inadequate from the Catalans Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva says he rejected a summer switch to Barcelona because he wasn't prepared to earn less money with a young family to feed. The centre-back had already cited the handling of Eric Abidal's contract...
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