Thiago Silva who played as a Centre-Back for Chelsea, has agreed to a contract extension
This season, the 38-year-old has been one of only a few players to stand out at Stamford Bridge, defying his age with commanding performances in central defense.
He set up himself as a pillar of Graham Potter’s backline, providing the experience. Also to provide seniority necessary to work alongside January signing Benoit Badiashile. He also played a key role for Brazil at the recent 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Silva’s current contract in west London expires at the end of the season, but 90min understands that he is eager to sign a contract extension because he and his family are enjoying life in the capital.
The former PSG captain has attracted interest from other clubs, but he is ready to commit to the Blues for another season – a contract until the summer of 2024 would take Silva to just shy of his 40th birthday.
A new contract for Thiago Silva would be a huge boost for Potter, who is still finding his feet at Chelsea after a difficult start.
During the January transfer window, the former Brighton manager welcomed Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke to Chelsea, but the Blues are just about hanging on to a place in the top half of the Premier League after winning only eight of their 20 games.
Last time out, Silva earned a 0-0 draw against Liverpool, demonstrating his value with an outstanding defensive performance.