Thiago Silva Signs New Chelsea Contract Until 2023

0
3

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has signed a new contract
that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the
2022/23 season, Newspremises reports.
The Brazilian has seriously impressed since arriving at the
club in summer 2020, helping the Blues win the
Champions League last season.
There had been some uncertainty over whether the 37-
year-old would stay beyond the end of the current
campaign but Chelsea confirmed he would be sticking
around on Monday.
Director Marina Granovskaia said: “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.”
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.
“I would also like to say thanks to my family, the club,
Marina and to Mr Abramovich for this opportunity. I will
continue to give everything for this club and for the
supporters, who have always been by my side since I
arrived.
“It’s amazing to have this relationship with the fans and
not only that but the players, staff and the whole club. I’m
going to give everything to keep playing at this level in the
most important league in the world.”
News that Silva will be remaining in west London beyond
the summer will come as a big boost for Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea had seemed to be ambling into a defensive crisis
next season with Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen
and Antonio Rudiger all out of contract at the end of the
campaign.