Signed under great suspicion, Brazilian Thiago Silva arrived at Chelsea last season and quickly managed to establish himself among the most important players in the team’s defensive system. Defensive solidity with the 37-year-old was instrumental in winning the Champions League against Manchester City. This season, Thiago Silva repeated the good performances and helped Chelsea to be the least leaked defense in the Champions League. Thus, the Chelsea board is already looking to renew the player after endorsing Thomas Tuchel.
Concerned about the possibility of losing parts in defence, especially with the impending departure of Antonio Rudiger, coach Thomas Tuchel asked the London club’s board of directors to extend Thiago Silva’s contract. Currently, the player has a relationship with Chelsea only until June 2022, which leaves him free to sign a pre-contract with any team from January.
In this way, the Chelsea managers must expedite in the coming weeks the signing of a new contract by the 37-year-old, which expands his relationship with the English club. Initially, the new agreement between the two parties is expected to run for another season, with Thiago Silva staying at the club until at least June 2023.
Thomas Tuchel does not hide his confidence in the Brazilian defender, and has even used him in 14 games this season. Thiago Silva scored a goal in the match against Tottenham, in the fifth round of the Premier League, but he avoided many others. In the last round of the Champions League, against Juventus, the Brazilian saved a goal from the Spaniard Alvaro Morata already on the line and within another defensive match without leaking.
Chelsea have the best defense in the group stage of the continental championship and have conceded only one goal in their five matches. The defense’s performance has already secured the team’s classification for the next stage of the Champions League. Chelsea are now looking to confirm their first place in Group H, and for this, they will have to beat Zenit, by playing away from home, on December 8.
The British press believes Chelsea should make progress in retaining the player in the coming weeks and a new link should be agreed. The club also hopes to retain German Antonio Rudiger, but the athlete’s situation is more complicated and his stay is still uncertain. Thiago Silva has been cited as a potential booster for Fluminense and a renewal with Chelsea could thwart the Brazilian side’s intentions.
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