Thiago would welcome Rooney

  • By: Paulo Freitas
  • Last Updated: June 9 2013, 13:23 BST

Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva would welcome the arrival of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at the Ligue 1 club.

Wayne Rooney: Backed for move to PSG move
Wayne Rooney: Backed for move to PSG move

Rooney has been linked with a summer switch away from Old Trafford after submitting a transfer request before the end of the season, which was rejected by the Red Devils.

Big-spending PSG are one of the few elite clubs across Europe who could afford to bring in the England international, and Brazil international Silva would be delighted to see him in the French capital.

The centre-back went head-to-head with Rooney in the recent 2-2 draw between England and Brazil at the Maracana, with the United forward finding the net with a deflected long-range effort.

Speaking ahead of Brazil's international friendly against France, Silva told reporters: "I love this player.

"Whenever I have played against him he has scored. I would really like Rooney to sign for PSG.

"He would be a quality addition for us."

Silva, meanwhile, has again insisted that he will not be leaving the Parc des Princes this summer, with more speculation suggesting that he could be a transfer target for Barcelona.

He told O Jogo: "At the beginning of every summer it is said that I'll move to Barcelona. Last year it was the same thing.

"I am very happy at PSG and I hope to stay in Paris until the end of my contract in 2017."

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