AC Milan boast the best defender in the world, says Pippo Inzaghi.

Inzaghi has crowned Milan teammate Thiago Silva as the greatest defender on the planet.

"I think that Thiago Silva is the best defender in the world," he told Milan Channel. "It is incredible how good he really is.

"I hope for the good of this team and also for him that he can achieve what Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini did here.

"I think he's on the right path even if every player's career is different."

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