Fluminense are prepared to bring Thiago Silva back to Brazil and have made an attempt to sign the Chelsea centre-back next summer.
According to Transfer Market Web, Fluminense are prepared to bring their prodigal son Thiago Silva back home. They have reportedly made an attempt to sign the Chelsea defender next season, in light of his contract situation in west London.
Silva’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season. It appears unlikely that the veteran would extend his spell in England further, allowing Fluminense the opportunity to bring him back to where it all started for him. The Brazilian outfit have started talks over a potential move, although negotiations are still at initial stages.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Silva began his youth career at Fluminense back in 1998, at the age of 14. He eventually moved elsewhere, including Europe, for a brief period before returning to the senior side in 2006. However, the defender left Fluminense again in 2009, in favour of a €10 million move to AC Milan.
Since then, the Brazilian has firmly established himself as one of the best defenders in the game. He won the Serie A with Milan before sealing a lucrative move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012. Although the centre-back could not win the Champions League with PSG, he became a club legend with 315 appearances and seven Ligue 1 titles.
The elusive Champions League title came Silva’s way last season, in what was the debut campaign for the defender at his new club Chelsea. He was one of the vital cogs in Thomas Tuchel’s defensive unit that lifted the trophy by beating Manchester City in the final, although Silva himself was unlucky to pick up an early knock during the showpiece event that forced him off the field.
The 37-year-old, though, has not been able to retain his importance in the team this season, with Tuchel opting to experiment with younger alternatives like Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah.
In fact, the Blues could be set for a major revamp next summer, with Antonio Rudiger also being linked with an exit. Silva, too, is destined to leave Stamford Bridge, thus opening an opportunity for him to finally return to Brazil and play the final phase of his career at his youth club Fluminense.
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