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The biggest criticism that has been targeted at Thiago Silva’s move to Chelsea is whether the Brazilian can play at a high level in the Premier League.
The Premier League is believed to be the most intense league in the world, and Thiago Silva will be 36 this month. Would the Brazilian be able to cope with the intensity of the league?
The Brazilian’s agent Paulo Tonietto, has hit back at those critics as he hailed Silva’s fitness and professionalism, while also revealing that he joined Chelsea because they are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“He is on holiday in Italy, he will be in London between now and the end of the week,” Paulo Tonietto told L’Equipe.
“He is happy to discover the Premier League. We had a lot of offers, but Chelsea are one of the world’s top 10 clubs.
“Physically, Thiago can play for another 5 or 6 years at the highest level. He is an athlete who looks after himself. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t party. His life is home – work, work – home.”