Chelsea Football Club announced on Friday that they have extended the contract of veteran center-back Thiago Silva until the end of the 2023/2024 season. The 38-year-old Brazilian international has been a crucial member of the Blues’ defense, despite the club’s extensive spending on new players in the current season.
Silva, who joined Chelsea on a one-year deal from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, expressed his joy at continuing his career with the club. “When I signed my first contract here, I never imagined it would lead to this,” he said. “It is a special moment for me to sign and stay at Chelsea.”
The co-owners of Chelsea, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, have faced criticism for their approach to the transfer market, but they praised Silva’s contributions to the team. “He is a world-class talent, with a proven track record for both club and country,” they said in a joint statement. “His experience, quality, and leadership skills are invaluable to our vision for the future. We are thrilled that he has extended his contract with us and look forward to more success together.”
Silva’s experience and leadership will complement the club’s collection of young talent that they have signed up on long-term deals. His extension with the club will provide stability and continuity in the defense, and fans can look forward to seeing more from the veteran defender in the upcoming season.
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