Paris St. Germain’s Thiago Silva has said that Angel Di Maria’s imminent arrival from Manchester United is a case of a player moving to a bigger club.
Di Maria has reportedly had a medical with the French champions, and is set to complete a £44 million transfer.
And Thiago Silva, who joined PSG in 2012, believes only Barcelona and Real Madrid are bigger clubs.
He said: “I think that people now need to respect PSG as a club, and our position as one of the big clubs in Europe.
“Real Madrid and Barcelona are probably on another level, but after that if you are joining PSG it means you are probably taking a step up.”
United are reportedly trying to sign Barcelona’s Pedro to replace the leaving Argentine winger.