Silva would welcome the signing of Hazard with open arms.
After a Man of the Match performance against Newcastle United on Saturday, Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva says he would welcome the signing of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
The French champions were linked with a big money move for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window, but a bid never materialised.
However, it’s thought that PSG will look to make an offer for Hazard in the summer and Silva thinks it would be a good move and that the Brazilian can influence president Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s spending.
“It’s normal that a president discusses [transfers] with the players,” the 29-year-old was quoted by Goal.
“When there is a new name that comes out in the press, the president discusses it with us.
“I would welcome [Hazard] with open arms, like we did with all our recruits. We need players like him to achieve our project and win everything. He is so strong tactically and technically.”
Hazard netted a hat-trick against Newcastle in the Premier League to catapult the Blues to first position and take his personal tally to 14 goals this season.
The Belgium international has undoubtedly been the west London club’s best player in 2013/14 and manager Jose Mourinho will not want to lose the attacking midfielder to PSG, or anyone else.
Hazard arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2012 in a £32m transfer from Lille and was on the six man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year that season after an impressive first term.
Since joining the club the Belgian has played 95 games in all competitions, won the Europa League in 2013 and has scored 27 goals and provided 32 assists.
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