Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has signed a 12 months contract extension at the club.
The Blues announced this through their website Monday evening. Silva was lauded by Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia by saying ‘Thiago Silva’s experience, leadership and performances have been and remain very important to this squad, so we are hugely pleased to extend his contract by another year.
‘We look forward to his continued influence as we seek honours this season and next, and more of the qualities that have led to him having such a big impact for us on and off the pitch.’
After putting pen to paper, Thiago Silva added: ‘To play here with Chelsea is a real pleasure. I never thought I would play for three years here in this great club so I’m very happy to stay for another season.’
Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last year.
Convinced by Frank Lampard to move to London, Silva made an immediate impact in the Blues’ back line.
However, deployed at the heart of a three-man defence under Tuchel, Silva went to another level.
And his stunning efforts at the age of 36 helped Chelsea land their second Champions League trophy last weekend.
The Blues have now triggered the automatic one-year extension in Silva’s deal that he penned in August 2020.