Thiago silva joined Chelsea in 2020 from Paris Saint Germain after spending eight years with the French Champions.
The Brazilian initially signed a one-year contract with the blues but extended it for another year after an impressive first season with Chelsea, helping the West London club with the Champions League for the second time under Thomas Tuchel.
Thiago Silva’s contract with Chelsea expires in June 2023, and the Brazilian will be approaching 39 at that time. At his age (38), Thiago Silva has been Chelsea’s best defender of the season. He has made 91 appearances for Chelsea winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
What did Thiago Silva say about his future at Chelsea?
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea Champions League with AC Milan, the Brazilian said: “What I can tell you is for me now, what is important, is to keep playing at a high level and achieving the best results.
“There will be a time to talk, before or after the World Cup, because I will need to know about my future and family arrangements. We will see what will happen.”
Thiago Silva played for AC Milan for Three years before joining Paris Saint Germain.
Quizzed if he could join AC Milan for the second time if his contract expires at Chelsea next summer, Thiago replied: “I have already made my history here at AC Milan so this isn’t the case here anymore at the moment.
“If this could’ve happened, it should’ve been before I joined Chelsea. But who knows, I will have to see then.”
Thiago Silva turns 39 in September 2023, but the Brazilian believes he still has a lot to offer to Chelsea.
He added: “I am 38 years old and so maybe I can’t play four or five matches in a row.
“In any case, I think I can give my help with my experience and I think being managed carefully, as [Thomas] Tuchel started and [Graham] Potter continued, I am very happy with the way they are managing me and I believe I can still give a good contribution to the team.”
Thiago Silva was rested against Wolves in the Premier League with Cold, but he is in contention to start against his former club AC Milan.
Speaking on the fitness of Thiago Silva, Graham Potter said: “He was ok when we played AC Milan, but he just got a little bit worse as the week went on. In the end, because there were only two days between the games, it makes sense to play him again. But he’s recovered well.
“He’s been incredibly impressive on and off the pitch.’ He is a leader. He’s a top professional and a top person. He’s been again a joy to work with.”
Asked if he would like Thiago Silva to stay beyond this season, Graham Potter added: “I think the decision is Thiago’s. I’ve been here for three or four weeks. I see his qualities. He’s an incredible person, an incredible player.
“The level he can play at, the performance level he can reach, and the respect he has through the game are just incredible. All I can do is try and help him enjoy his football here, be part of a winning team and all of the rest is something for him and the club to think about.”