Angel di Maria joining a bigger club, according to Silva.

Brazil international Thiago Silva reckons former Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria will be moving up the ladder when he leaves Manchester United for Paris Saint Germain.

Di Maria, who joined the Red Devils last summer, will undergo a medical in Qatar today after PSG agreed a fee of £44.5million to sign the United flop.

However, Silva says capturing Di Maria is an evidence the Ligue 1 champions are behind Real Madrid and Barcelona amongst Europe’s top sides.

"People now need to respect PSG as one of the big clubs in Europe," Silva said. "Real Madrid and Barcelona are probably on another level, but after that if you join PSG you are you probably taking a step up.

"We went further than any English clubs in Europe last year," he added.

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