Thiago Silva’s contract situation with Chelsea to be discussed after World Cup


Thiago Silva’s contract situation with Chelsea to be discussed after World Cup


Thiago Silva is expected to discuss his future with Chelsea after the World Cup

Thiago Silva contract situation with Chelsea will be discussed after the World Cup, according to reports.

The Blues will discuss with the 38-year-old after he revealed his intention to continue playing until he turns 40.

Thiago Silva hopes to continue playing till he's 40 years like Zlatan Ibrahimovic currently with AC MilanThe Brazilian, who was rested against Wolves ahead of the club’s visit to Milan next week Tuesday, wants to follow in the footsteps of his former AC Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is still playing for AC Milan.

He said on his 38th birthday that he believes he has plenty more in the tank to continue playing football.

“It’s very important for me that I can play at this level at this age, but it’s not easy, especially in the Premier League.

“The intensity is high from the first minute to the last one so you have to be ready all the time. I might be 38 years old, but I think I can help this team as much as possible.

“I talk often with Zlatan and my aim is to play until I’m 40 years old, but I don’t know if it will be this level or this competition.

“It depends on this season and we’ll see what will happen in the World Cup. It also depends on a contract extension, but yeah, my aim is to play until I’m 40.”

According to reports, Chelsea is very happy with Silva’s current performance and is expected to offer him a new contract after the World Cup with Silva keen to continue with Chelsea.

Thiago Silva is expected to sign a new contract at Chelsea until 2024Silva joined Chelsea from PSG in the summer of 2020 for free, after rejecting a contract extension from the French giants following their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich.

Since his arrival to the West London club, he has won the UEFA Champions League that has eluded him throughout his entire playing career, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, as well as amassing a total of 91 appearances, scoring 5 goals, with all the goals coming in the Premier League.

Silva said he feels at home inside Stamford Bridge and his dream is to win the Premier League, ahead of their final premier league match last season.

“It’s strange. You come for one season, and you don’t know what’s going to happen because people look at you and maybe have a few doubts because of your age.

“I was happy to accept for a second season and now a third, and who knows, maybe even a fourth after that.

“I’m happy here, my family is happy, and that helps a lot because when I go outside of the pitch, it can only go well as well. I feel good in London. I feel at home.

“Even when I first came to London, I feel at home inside the stadium, I felt the love from the fans on social media, and that goes a long way. We play well when we feel at home.

“Honestly, the Premier League, it’s a dream, something that I crave. In all the national leagues I’ve played in before, I’ve won, and the Premier League is no different in my eyes, it is something I really want to win.

“We won the Champions League last season, and now I have the Premier League in my mind. It’s not to discard any other competition, but the Premier League is the one I really want to win.”

Chelsea coach Graham Potter says he enjoys working with Thiago SilvaHis new manager Graham Potter was full of praise for him after the 3-0 victory against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

Potter said: “I’ve really enjoyed working with Thiago Silva, he’s a character, a proper guy you can tell, that’s got a fantastic experience behind him, but has a humility to just so the job and that’s nice to see.

“He’s 38 years old, 38 years young and when he’s playing like that, he’s an impressive person, that’s for sure.

“If you want to look for someone who makes the most of his career and his body and making sure he is performing at the highest level, he is a great example of that.

“Against Milan, I thought he was outstanding. His reading of the game, his positioning, his organisation of the backline was fantastic. Aerially he dealt with Giroud which is not easy, competed well with him.”

Silva will look to stay fit and in shape ahead of the World Cup in Qatar next month and return to the club he claims to love and resume discussion about his future.