Chelsea’s Thiago Silva has agreed to a contract extension that would keep him at the club until the summer of 2023.
Silva joined Chelsea on a free transfer at the start of last season following eight years at Paris Saint-Germain, where he won seven Ligue 1 titles and swept the domestic trophy table in France.
He won the Champions League in his first season in west London, and he has been one of Thomas Tuchel’s most reliable players this season, making 22 appearances in all competitions.
Silva has scored twice this season in addition to his strong performances at the heart of Chelsea’s back three. His first goal came in a 3-0 win over Tottenham in September, and he also scored in a 3-2 loss to West Ham last month.
After putting pen to paper on his new contract, Silva told the club website: “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 [Granovskaia] and to Mr [Roman] 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.”