Silva reveals PSG contract hopes

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Thiago Silva says he is hopeful of agreeing a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain after insisting the plan is to help the club "continue to grow".

Silva arrived at the Parc des Princes from AC Milan in July 2012 after protracted transfer talks and he has been a huge hit since joining, making 194 Ligue 1 appearances to date and scoring nine goals in the process.

The Brazil international, who has 88 caps for his country, has won six league titles during his time in the French capital, four Coupe de France trophies, five Coupe de la Ligue’s and also five Trophee des Champions’.

It has certainly been a trophy-laden period in the captain’s career, and he is not finished just yet, having confirmed he wants to extend his current contract which runs out at the end of June next year.

When asked if a new deal was on the horizon, Silva told France Football: “I hope so. We will discuss it soon. The idea is to stay at PSG and continue to grow the club. The eight years I have already spent can weigh in the balance.

“I think I have played a part in the development of the club.”

Silva, 35, is in the twilight stage of his career but he is showing no signs of slowing down and has featured in 11 of PSG’s 13 Ligue 1 games this season, helping the defending champions open up an eight-point at the top already.

PSG, who have won eight of their last nine games in all competitions, return to action on Friday when they play host to fifth-place Lille, who are winless from their last three outings but did beat the champions 5-1 in the previous encounter back in April.