At 38, Thiago Silva remains one of Chelsea’s most important players despite the Blues spending more £600m buff in the last two transfer windows.
Having arrived as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, Silva has been providing leadership and a lot of strength in the Chelsea back line for nearly three years now. The Brazilian veteran has played the full 90 minutes in 19 Premier League games this season, missing one from a kick and sitting on the bench for one.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Chelsea are keen to expand their partnership, according to Fabrizio Romano. As for Silva, he recently expressed the view that the club still needs him, citing this need as the reason for his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge last summer.
Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva to extend his contract for another season until June 2024. Discussions are ongoing, we are waiting for the green light. 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #CFC
Considered the best player and leader in the dressing room, Chelsea are looking to reach an agreement soon. pic.twitter.com/Y0DUqiBc8H
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 6, 2023