The togetherness of Thiago Silva and Chelsea seems to be continuing. Chelsea management is reportedly ready to provide a new contract for the defender in the near future.
Silva first moved to Chelsea in 2020. He joined the team from West London after he did not renew his contract at PSG.
At Chelsea, Silva only got a short-term contract that expired in the summer of 2022. Rumors circulated that Silva wanted to leave Chelsea and return to Brazil after this.
Sportsmole claim that Silva will not leave Stamford Bridge. Because the defender will get a contract extension offer from Chelsea.
According to the report, Chelsea still want to extend their partnership with Silva. Because the defender is considered to have above average abilities.
Since he joined Chelsea, the Blues’ defense has become stronger. He is also a leader in the Chelsea dressing room.
That’s why Chelsea assess Silva’s services are still needed. So they are interested in extending the defender’s contract.
Short Term Contract
According to the report, Silva will get a new contract offer in the near future. The defender will get a one-year contract at Chelsea.
This step is an internal Chelsea policy. Because players over 30 years old cannot get long-term contracts.
Negotiations between the two parties are ongoing. Chelsea is optimistic that they can lock Silva’s future.
This season Silva is still a mainstay in the Chelsea defense. He has played 12 times for the Blues.
He has also contributed one goal and one assist each for the Blues this season.
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Silva is currently old for the size of a football player. He is already 36 years old.
As of September, he will be 37 years old. However, Silva shows no signs that he will hang up his boots.
In fact, Silva has now made sure he lasts longer at Chelsea. He has signed a one-year contract extension.
Silva wants to follow in Maldini’s footsteps
Thiago Silva has played for AC Milan. Of course he knew very well who Paolo Maldini was.
The Italian football legend was able to play until the age of 41 years. Silva also hopes that he can now follow in the footsteps of Maldini.
“That’s my plan for the near future. I have prepared myself for it and now at 36 years old I continue to play at a high level and that gives me a lot of pride,” he said.
Play With Care
Thiago Silva is still able to play solidly. But he realized that now he had to play more carefully. Because his physique is not as strong as a few years before.
“From now on I have to live every season and every competition,” said Silva.
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Thiago Silva has so far played 34 times for Chelsea in all competitions. Currently, Silva is strengthening Brazil in the 2021 Copa America.