Thiago Silva, former PSG defender who was set to sign for the Premier League side, Chelsea has completed his transfer move. The signing has been confirmed by Chelsea.
Thiago Silva is officially the Blues’ player
Thiago Silva has been heavily linked with the English side, Chelsea during the transfer window. He was part of the PSG squad and captained his team in the Champions League final against the German giants, Bayern Munich.
The French team came up short against the German side and faced 1-0 defeat to blow off the chance of getting hands on the Champions League trophy. This was their first trip to the final of the top flight European competition.
Following the defeat, Thiago Silva announced that it was his last game wearing the PSG kit. He drew interest from Fiorentina. But, he was strongly linked with Chelsea.
Chelsea have now announced the signing of the 35 year old Brazilian. He has penned down one year contract and if he wishes, he can extend it for a further season.
Done deal! 🙌 Welcome to Chelsea, @TSilva3! #OhhThiagoSilva
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 28, 2020
On completing the transfer, Thiago Silva said, ‘I am so happy to be joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard’s exciting squad for next season and I’m here to challenge for honours. See you soon Chelsea fans, I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge very soon.’
Marina Granovskaia, the Chelsea director is glad with the signing of the Brazilian defender as 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.”
Thiago Silva has been a part of PSG squad for eight long years. He has appeared in PSG kit in 315 times and has netted 17 goals. He has 23 major trophies to his accolade during his spell at PSG including seven Ligue 1 titles.
Chelsea have been busy shopping during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have completed the signings of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City for £55million, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for £47.5million, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax £37million and youth prodigy Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona. They were dealing with the weakness in the defense and now have landed the signing of Thiago Silva.
Chelsea are set to commence their 2020/21 Premier League journey from September 14 when they travel to Falmer Stadium and face Brighton.
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