Report: Chelsea is already in talks to renew the contract to sign it in the summer – originally published on Sportslens.com
Chelsea has talks to extend the contract just three months after the defense attorney's signing Contract signed with Thiago Silva The 36-year-old has had a positive impact on Stamford Bridge so far and Chelsea are hoping to keep him at the club until 2022. The Brazilian signed a one-year deal.
According to TMW initial contacts have been made between the club and the player's representatives and the player is believed to be open to the idea of an extension.
Aside from his defensive qualities, Thiago Silva adds a leadership presence to the Chelsea dressing room. The Brazilian looked pretty fit when he played for Chelsea this season and there's no reason he can't keep playing until the late thirties.
Even if his physical abilities invariably deteriorate, his leadership and winning experience could prove invaluable to the club off the field.
Thiago Silva is widely regarded as one of the best center-backs of his time and has managed to adapt to the Premier League with ease. So far he has played five league games for the Blues and he averages 3.6 clearances per game.
The Brazilian was also excellent on the ball. He has a 92.8% passing accuracy in the league and he averages 99.8 passes per game. Silva has helped Chelsea build from behind and his composure on the ball is vital to their game.
Chelsea needed a high profile defender like him after conceding 54 goals in the league last year and Silva certainly delivered. The Blues have scored five clean sheets in their last seven games in all competitions, and Silva has succeeded in most of those games.
It will be interesting to see if the Premier League team can resolve the deal in the coming weeks. Silva's good form will also interest other European giants.