OFFICIAL: Chelsea Confirms The Signing Of Thiago Silva From PSG On A Free Transfer.

Chelsea has confirmed the signing of one of the big names in world football Thiago Silva on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain defender, left Paris at the end of his contract with the French club this summer, after he had helped the team reach their first-ever Champions League final last Sunday where they  lost 1-0 to German giants Bayern Munich in Lisbon.

He has completed a move to London to join Frank Lampard team on a one-year contract, with the club having the option of a further 12 months, as the club continues the long tradition of signing top Brazilian players to grace the pitch at Stamford Bridge. 

Thaiago Silva's signing would be Frank Lampard fifth signing of the summer, which follows the addition of former Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell on Wednesday to the squad, as he continues to rebuild and strengthen the side ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season. 

Both defenders were bought to solve Lampard's defensive problems that saw the Blues concede 54 goals last campaign.

French centre-back Malang Sarr had also joined the Blues this week on a free from French club Nice, but will be on loan for next season. 

Silva expressed his excitement of joining Chelsea, as he looks to continue his long and distinguished career.

"I am so happy to be joining Chelsea... Said the Brazilian centre-back via the clubs website.

"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."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia also 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."


CloudNine Sports understands that Silva transfer to Chelsea, would see him end an eight-seasons stay with the Parisians after joining the club from AC Milan in 2012, making 317 appearances and scoring 17 goals 

He won 7 Ligue 1 titles, 5 Coupe de France, 6 Coupe de la Ligue and 5 Trophee des Champions with PSG.

On International level, Thiago Silva has won 89 caps for Brazil, and scored 7 goals. He was part of the team that won the Copa America title in 2019.

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