AC Milan signing Thiago Silva: Maldini my role-model

Thiago Silva will undergo his AC Milan medical later today.

Thiago Silva will undergo his AC Milan medical later today.

The Fluminense defender touched down in Italy yesterday and immediately declared: "Being here is a dream. My role-model is Paolo Maldini, but it is impossible to repeat what he has done."

Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti declared: "Thiago Silva is the best defender in circulation and for this I think that Milan has done a great deal.

"He's a huge central defender. Last year, he was named Brazil's best player, now he must be rated only in the European context. Surely he's a good investment for the future."

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