PSG's Thiago Silva, 36 close to joining Chelsea on a 2-year deal
PSG's captain and free agent, Thiago Silva who turns 36 in a few days will join Chelsea on a 2-year deal. Silva became a free agent a day after playing in the UEFA Champions League final and his last game for Paris St German which his team lost 1-0 against Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard's Chelsea team is in dire need of top defenders, having signed some attacking players in this summer transfer window including Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and soon to join Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.
Thiago Silva signed for Paris Saint-Germain for a reported €42 million from AC Milan in 2012, a deal that made him the second most expensive defender in history at the time, just after Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand.
At PSG, Silva won a joint-record seven Ligue 1 championship titles, five consecutive Coupes de la Ligue titles, and five Coupes de France titles. He also led his team to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final in the just concluded 2019-2020 season.
Thiago Silva played his last game for PSG in the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League game, after spending 8 years at the french club. Silva is on course to sign for Chelsea in a two-year free transfer deal
Despite turning 36 soon, Silva has said he still wants to play for more 3-4 years at the top flight and also make it to the World cup in Qatar with the Brazilian national team.
"This was my last match at PSG. I am sad," Silva told RMC Sport after the final whistle in Lisbon. I apologise to the supporters. I want to thank all the fans for their love.
"I want to play for three or four more years and be at the World Cup in Qatar."
Silva, while speaking to Sky Sport Italia, also made it known that there is no agreement to join ACF Fiorentina contrary to what the media are reporting. "Now I have to look for a new team. Fiorentina? Reports of an agreement are not true."
Thiago Silva is a born leader, a serial winner, very combative and good on the ball. He has captained the PSG and Brazillian team very well, and Chelsea will be hoping to buy his experience and leadership qualities to the Stamford Bridge.
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