Chelsea and Thiago Silva have reached an agreement on a one-year extension that will keep the Brazilian defender at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024.
According to a report, key veteran defender Thiago Silva has agreed to sign a one-year extension with Chelsea that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024, with him and his family settled in the English capital.
The 38-year-current old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but Todd Boehly and company appear to have decided to keep him around for another year. A new contract will take him past his 39th birthday, making him the Premier League’s oldest active current player.
Many assumed that Silva, a serial winner at AC Milan and PSG and one of, if not, the best defenders of the last decade, would be past his prime and a mercenary when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2020, but he has proven to be just as good as ever.
Without a doubt, he helped the Blues win the Champions League in 2021 and has made over 100 appearances for the west London club to date, proving to the football world that he is still a world-class defender despite being only eight months shy of his 39th birthday.
It would be an understatement to say that the Brazilian is maturing like a fine wine. He’s been a rock at the back for the Blues during a turbulent time, and he’s been their most consistent performer this season.And, despite spending more than £100 million on defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last summer, and with Benoit Badiashile joining the defensive backline from AS Monaco this month, Silva remains a mainstay in the starting lineup, missing only two league matches this season.
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Despite Chelsea’s poor start to the season, he has emerged as the club’s standout player on the pitch due to his commanding performances. Inside the club, the Brazilian is held in high regard, with new manager Graham Potter determined not to lose his defensive prowess, discipline, leadership, and experience.
According to a recent Times report, the Blues consider him an important part of their first-team plans.