Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva’s representatives over extending his contract at Stamford Bridge, claims a report.
The 36-year-old has only been with the Blues for three months, but in that time he has helped transform a struggling defence.
Silva captained PSG to the Champions League final last season, but the French side did not renew his contract. Frank Lampard was quick to identify the Brazilian as a target. He snapped up the former AC Milan man on a 12-month deal, with another 12-month option.
But after six clean sheets in nine games Lampard wants to extend Silva’s time in London.
Tuttomercatoweb reporter Marco Conterio says that Chelsea are already talking with Silva over a new deal until 2022.
“I am very proud to be coached by someone who has been one of the best midfielders in the world and to have faced him as a player,” Silva said (via football.london).
— Marco Conterio (@marcoconterio) November 24, 2020
“We exchange our ideas in the locker room and that’s a very good thing. He talks to me a lot and I try to help my best, on and off the pitch, in order to keep playing in the best possible way.
“I have learned in [a lot of different competitions] and I use it to help young players.
“This is my first experience in the Premier League. I hope to continue to play well and that my contract will be renewed.”
Silva proving to be ‘world class’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia explained the logic behind the club’s addition of the “world-class” defender in August. And she has proved to be correct.
She said: “We are delighted to be able to add a player of Thiago Silva’s proven world-class credentials to our squad.
“Having performed at the highest level for many years, we have no doubt his experience and quality will complement the many exciting talents we already have here.
“Thiago will be an excellent fit and we hope he can add some new trophies to his impressive list of honours.”