Thiago Silva to Everton seems a non-starter after 50% wage cuts & Liverpool derby may be played at Southampton

Thiago Silva to Everton seems a non-starter after 50% wage cuts

On Tuesday, the likes of the Daily Mail tickled Everton fans with a rumour that Thiago Silva could arrive at Goodison Park.

That rumour appeared after Thiago Silva, 33, has been told he can leave PSG at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old PSG club captain is out of contract at the end of the season, and L’Equipe confirmed that the club will not offer him an extension.

Thiago Silva has spent 8 seasons in Paris.

On a possible move to Everton, the Mail claimed:

(Carlo) Ancelotti and Everton are interested in making a move for him in what would be a bargain free transfer.

The duo worked together when Ancelotti was PSG manager between 2011 and 2013.

However, Everton fans will have to wonder if the club have the finances to sign Thiago Silva, even as a free agent.

On the player’s next port of call, ESPN have noted:

Sources have told ESPN that Silva still believes he has the ability to play for another top European club and would be willing to take a cut on his €211,000-per-week existing wage to do so.

The defender believes he must stay in Europe so that he can be apart of Brazil’s 2022 World Cup squad in Qatar.

The size of Thiago Silva’s wages – even with a pay cut – are surely out of Everton’s reach following news on Tuesday night that the Toffees have taken huge wage cuts during the Covid-19 crisis.

It’s been confirmed that Everton’s squad have agreed to voluntary wage deferrals of up to 50 per cent for the next three months.

Carlo Ancelotti, and the club’s other employees, have also taken pay cuts.

 

Could Thiago Silva join Wolves or Arsenal?

In a sign that Thiago Silva may be out of Everton’s reach, the Brazilian has also been linked with Arsenal and Wolves.

Those links, we have to be honest, also seem rather weak right now.

On the Wolves rumour, Birmingham Live reporter Ryan Leister has argued that Silva’s age makes the deal unlikely.

As for Arsenal, Thiago Silva is reportedly being considered as a replacement for David Luiz, who the Times have claimed is a target for Zenit St Petersburg.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 04, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool derby may be played at Southampton

The location for the upcoming Everton vs Liverpool derby is still unknown.

While many believe the game should be held at Goodison Park, as scheduled, the Athletic have confirmed a plan B is in place: Southampton.

The Merseyside derby could be played at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium if the fixture does not receive the necessary safety certificate to be held at Goodison Park a week on Sunday, The Athletic can reveal.

 

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This article was edited by Ben Green.

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