In a bid to fortify their defensive lineup, PSG made a significant move during the January transfer window by acquiring Brazilian defender Lucas Beraldo. However, the arrival of Beraldo appears to be just the beginning, potentially signaling a broader revamping of the central defense.
While the club's interest in LOSC Lille's Leny Yoro is uncertain for the upcoming summer, PSG is exploring alternative options. Enter SL Benfica's 20-year-old talent, Antonio Silva.
Yet, the pursuit of Silva is no easy feat, with reports from MARCA indicating that Benfica has set a steep asking price of €100 million for the defender, whose contract extends until 2027. Given the competitive landscape, there is a possibility that the final transfer fee could approach this ambitious figure.
Interestingly, PSG isn't the sole contender for Silva's signature. Real Madrid has also expressed interest, particularly with key defensive players like David Alaba and Eder Militao sidelined due to injuries.
The Merengues, having reportedly crossed Silva's name off their list in the Yoro pursuit, could find themselves in a heated battle with PSG for the Portuguese defender's services if both teams miss out on the French prospect.
As the summer transfer window approaches, the race for defensive reinforcements is poised to intensify, and the competition for Antonio Silva's talents could become a focal point in the coming months.