Thiago Silva has mentioned he’s proud to be a part of the Chelsea household after his contract extension.
The Brazilian impressed after becoming a member of on a free switch from Paris Saint-Germain final summer time, changing into a key determine within the Blues’ back-line, first underneath Frank Lampard after which after being reunited with Thomas Tuchel.
Silva’s expertise and management helped Chelsea seal a top-four spot within the Premier League and performed a key position within the workforce reaching each the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Regardless of limping out of final week’s Champions League last in opposition to Manchester Metropolis, he was noticed cheering on his teammates from the sidelines as Kai Havertz’s objective sealed a 1-0 win.
However on the age of 36, coupled with the membership’s contract coverage for gamers over the age of 30, a contract renewal has not all the time been easy.
Nevertheless, after the season he had, the Blues took up the choice to increase the Brazilian’s deal by one other yr, regardless of speak of signing a brand new centre-back in the summertime switch window.
An announcement of Silva staying for one more season was made on Friday – simply hours after it was confirmed that Tuchel had earned himself an extension too.
“Following the Champions League last, Chelsea Soccer Membership has exercised an possibility to increase Thiago Silva’s contract by one yr, taking his time at Stamford Bridge right into a second season,” an announcement learn.
Taking to social media, Silva reacted to the announcement with a message to Chelsea followers.
“I am very blissful and proud to announce right now my contract extension till 2022 with @ChelseaFC!!,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m very proud to be a part of the Chelsea household.”
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Sliva’s contract extension means one among Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia’s 5 missions has been accomplished.
Along with Silva extending his keep, contract negotiations with midfield pair N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are set to start within the coming months, however the membership is not in any rush to open talks.
In the meantime, there was speak of Granovskaia finishing a shocking triple switch swoop to bolster Tuchel’s first-team squad forward of subsequent season.