Thiago Silva moved to the London club in 2020. Immediately, he became a mainstay and started most of Chelsea’s Premier League matches this season. Notably, he often plays the full 90 minutes.
But after the centre-back turned 39 in September, Gary Neville insisted that Silva’s age was an “issue” for Chelsea, despite the former PSG star’s importance at Stamford Bridge.
Recently, the Brazilian player also shared about his retirement plans in an interview with Sky Sports.
Most recently, journalist Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian said: “Chelsea has no intention of offering a contract extension to the Brazilian player when the contract expires at the end of the season.
However, they still respect him. Silva is one of the greatest defenders of his generation and will play a key role over the next few months. The important thing is that he will leave on good terms.”
According to 90min, Matthijs de Ligt is a potential choice for Chelsea to replace Silva. Having played for Juventus and Bayern Munich, De Ligt is no stranger to the big arena and is one of the names considered suitable for Chelsea.
Tieu Lam | 21:50 February 11, 2024