Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva has penned down a new deal with Chelsea that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge until 2022. This news comes after long term contract extension of head coach Thomas Tuchel.
It has been a good few days for Chelsea as they recently defeated Manchester City in the Champions League final. After the memorable win, they have extended the contract of the head coach and kept Thiago Silva for one more year. Chelsea confirmed the signing of Silva on the day when the Premier League was confirming the list of retained players for next season.
Thiago Silva contract extended. 👇
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 4, 2021
After joining from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer, Thiago Silva has been instrumental for Chelsea in the heart of the defense. The 36-year-old has featured in 34 games across all competitions this season. Silva came close to winning the Champions League in 2020 with PSG but faltered at the final hurdle. The Brazilian finally got his hands on the trophy in Porto last Saturday. The final was not exactly memorable for Silva as he was substituted before halftime due to injury.
Silva has proved himself in clubs like AC Milan and PSG. He won Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana with AC Milan in 2011, which earned him a move to PSG in 2012. He enjoyed trophy-laden eight years at PSG as the Parisian club dominated Franche. With the Brazilian National team, he has won the Copa America 2019 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2013.
The veteran Brazilian defender described the Champions League win with Chelsea as the most important moment of his career. Silva currently earns £5 million per year with Chelsea and earns a weekly wage of £105,000. The Brazilian will be earning similar wages during the next season.
Even though Silva is in the twilight of his career, but his experience and quality will be handy for the young squad at Chelsea. The veteran defender is currently with the Brazilian national team. Along with Silva, other Brazilian players are threatening to boycott Copa America 2020 after the tournament was moved to Brazil this week despite the serious COVID situation in the country.