Pushed out by Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, Thiago Silva is far from finished. The proof, he is about to extend his contract with the Blues.
“I did not understand why PSG did not keep him (in 2020). This is a big mistake. » The words are signed by Alex, the former Brazilian defender of Paris Saint-Germain. They concern Thiago Silva, who shines at Chelsea since he left Paris to join.
Pushed out by the Parisian leaders, in this case Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo, who no longer believed in him, the former Milanese brings almost every weekend the best answers. Now 38, he is far from finished for the top level. The proof, the former captain of PSG is preparing to extend for an additional season with Chelsea, until 2024. It will therefore be four more years in a championship as demanding as the Premier League, since the moment when the PSG has decided that it was no longer necessary to count on him.
EXCL: Chelsea have now reached full verbal agreement with Thiago Silva on a new contract valid until June 2024, here we go! 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #CFC
Draft of new deal being prepared—it’s all done and agreed verbally as Thiago has given the green light.
New contract to be signed soon. pic.twitter.com/tvcwaJwDeZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 10, 2023
“The club needs me”
Since the start of the season, Thiago Silva has been an unstoppable starter. He started 18 out of 21 Premier League matches and 4 out of 6 Champions League matches, which is no small feat considering Chelsea’s gargantuan squad. In his post, Kalidou Koulibaly, Benoît Badiashile and Wesley Fofana have notably been recruited, but the Brazilian veteran remains the No. 1 option. This was the case for Thomas Tuchel, it is also for his successor Graham Potter. In the storm that is currently shaking his team, the former Milanese is one of the few to escape criticism. And we recall that he also started with Brazil during the World Cup.
A few days ago, Thiago Silva confirmed that discussions were underway for his contract extension. ” We are talking about it, everything will probably happen in the next few days. My intention, and that of the club too, is to stay together“, had explained the former captain of PSG toESPN. I know the club needs me right now. I’m here to be able to help, there are young players. I know that, with my experience, I can help in this process of rebuilding the club, I am here for that, ready to do it, however, I know that my responsibility is very great. »