Chelsea football club has confirmed the signing of veteran Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) centre-back Thiago Silva, as the Brazilian defender completed the move to Stamford Bridge today.
Silva’s move to Stamford Bridge came after a stint eight-year play at the Paris club which ended following the club’s defeat to the Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
The 35-year-old, left the French side with a joint-record seven Ligue 1 titles as well as five Coupes de la Ligue and five Coupes de France.
During his time in Paris, Silva had a total of 315 appearances, which saw him capped PSG to a season’s domestic treble.
The Brazilian completed the move to the Blues on a free transfer; a one-year deal with an option of extending that deal by a season further.
With Silva confirmed signature, he becomes Chelsea’s fifth major signing of the window, with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr already in the blues locker.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said on the club’s official website of landing Silva:
“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.”