Monday, 15 December 2008

Brazil: Thiago Silva Wants To Make History At Milan

Brazilian defender Thiago Silva told reporters that he hopes to become an important figure at AC Milan as he arrived in Italy on Monday to complete a medical and sign a four-year contract with the Rossoneri.

Milan have agreed a €10 million fee with Fluminense for the services of Silva, 24, who will join up with his new team-mates in January, but won't be able to take part in first team activities until next season as Milan have used up all of their non-EU allocation.

The highly-rated defender is excited at the prospect of joining one of Europe's most presitigious clubs and believes that he can make a significant impact at the San Siro in years to come.

"I want be an important figure in the history of AC Milan," he told reporters at Milan airport.

"I would like to be involved immediately, but will have to wait for my chance. In the meantime, I will give my all in training and in the reserve games, as I have a great desire to be a part of this team."

Milan had considered loaning Silva out for the remainder of the current season in order to give him first team football, but have instead elected to keep him at the club to aid his acclimatisation to the Italian game, after experiencing success when they took a similar approach with Alexandre Pato.

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