Thiago Silva: I Will Be Milan's New Maldini

The Rossoneri's new signing is keen to emulate the current club captain and defensive legend...
Thiago Silva announced earlier this week that 24-year-old defender Thiago Silva will join the Diavoli next summer, after a long transfer saga that saw a number of clubs vying for his signature concluded in favour of the Milan giants.

The player arrived in Italy today to sort out the details of the deal and complete a medical. The former Fluminense player will not be sent out on loan, according to vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Thiago Silva is expected to sign a four-year deal at the club and made this remark to press in Milan. “I will be the new Maldini,” he boldly declared.

The defender will have to wait until June next year to join up with the club however, as the Rossoneri cannot bring in another non-EU player as their quota is full.

Peter Pedroncelli,