PSG captain Thiago Silva has warned Zlatan Ibrahimovic against a summer move to the Premier League, as Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for the Sweden star.
The 34-year-old is to become a free agent in the summer and he striker has kept fans guessing about his next destination with various hints being made about him moving to the Premier League.
The player, who has netted 105 goals in 117 appearances for Les Parisiens, however, says he would not play for suitors Man United under “pompous ass” Louis van Gaal, although Anthony Martial admitted he would very much welcome the chance to play alongside the Swede next season.
However, PSG defender Silva insists he wants to see his ‘good friend’ extend his stay at PSG.
“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,” Silva told the Daily Mirror.
The Brazilian centre-half, while no specifically naming Manchester United, feels a move to Old Trafford – or anywhere else in the Premier League – would be a backwards step.
“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,” he added.