Silva wants January move for Manchester United ace

Wayne Rooney

Paris Saint Germain defender Thiago Silva has admitted that he hopes the French club can still sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in January, as reported by the Sunday Mirror.

Silva has urged the England forward to make the short trip across the channel to join the capital club as they are the ‘most exciting project in European football’.

Rooney handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford this summer and tried to push through a move away from the Premier League champions with Arsenal and Chelsea both having bids turned down.

On the eve of today’s Manchester derby and the battle of the money in France with PSG V Monaco, Silva has claimed that Rooney wants to leave United and he should join PSG in January.

“I was hopeful we would sign Wayne Rooney this summer and I am hopeful that we still can.” Silva said.

“It is clear his future at Manchester United is not certain.

“The player himself has made it clear that he would like a new challenge.

“If he still feels that way in January or even next summer then, once again I would urge him to come and join PSG.

“We are the most exciting project in European football and it is clear from the ambition of our owners that we are going to be successful.”

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