OFFICIALLY: Thiago Silva extends his Chelsea contract until 2022
The Brazilian centre-back played a key role in the heart of Chelsea’s defence as they won the Champions League, finished in the top-four and reached the FA Cup final.
The 36-year-old joined on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and impressed in his first season at Stamford Bridge, featuring in 34 games across all competitions.
The club confirmed they have taken up the option to extend the Brazilian’s current deal on the same day as Thomas Tuchel, who has signed a new contract through to June 2024.
“Thiago Silva has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.
“We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League this weekend. We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year.”