Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has urged his teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to reconsider his decision to move to the Premier League in the summer. The Swede is in the final year of his contract and has previously revealed that he wants to move to England if a lucrative offer comes up in the upcoming transfer window.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in his services but Sky Sports suggests that such a move would be possible only if Louis van Gaal is given the sack this summer. The Dutchman has been under pressure over the course of the last few days following United's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham, which was a major blow to their chances of finishing in the top four. Jose Mourinho is favourites to take over from the former Bayern Munich manager and has recently expressed a desire to return to the Premier League after having been sacked by Chelsea in December.
Meanwhile, PSG look to get past Manchester City in a bid to progress into the semi-finals of the tournament. The first leg in Paris ended in a 2-2 draw, a result which should help the Citizens when they host the Parisians in the second leg at the Etihad. Silva, who has to play a crucial part if PSG have to get past City, believes that a move to the Premier League for Zlatan would be a step down in quality for the 34-year-old.
"He is my good friend, but also at 34 he is playing the best football of his career. 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 said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"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.