Chelsea confirm Thiago Silva signing on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain a one-year deal with the Blues with the option of a further year.
(African Stand) — Chelsea has completed the signing of Brazil centre-half Thiago Silva on a free transfer.
Silva, 35, arrives at Stamford Bridge from Paris Saint-Germain, signing a one-year deal with the Blues with the option of a further year.
He becomes the latest addition to a Blues side which has strengthened greatly since the end of the 2019-20 season, following the additions of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in the attack.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel was eager to keep the Brazil captain in the French capital for a ninth season but Silva revealed his plans to leave following Sunday’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich, eager to test himself in a new league.
Silva will offer Frank Lampard a wealth of experience at the back as the Chelsea boss seeks to improve a defence that conceded 54 times in the Premier League last season.
The former AC Milan star has 89 caps for his country and won seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles, six Coupe de la Ligue and five Coupe de France triumphs during his trophy-laden spell in France.