Thiago Silva comments on Chelsea future

Thiago Silva is yet to decide on extending his contract at Chelsea, as Graham Potter’s comments suggest there could be an offer ready.

Thiago Silva, 38, continues to ply his trade at the highest level for club and country. There have been concerns about the workload the Brazilian might endure when he joined Chelsea, but he has had a fine run. Silva is into his third full season at the club.

While there have been a few fitness issues around his time at Stamford Bridge, the defender has been a formidable presence under different Chelsea managers. He also won the Champions League under former boss Thomas Tuchel while regularly featuring for Graham Potter.

Silva is under a rolling one-year contract, with the current one expiring when the season ends. Despite turning 38 in September, the Brazilian still has much more to offer in his locker. That fact is appreciated and reflected from Chelsea’s level as they reportedly are trying to extend his stay.

Silva played a crucial role in Chelsea’s win in Milan, and Potter has managed his minutes well so far. The idea from the club is to continue the partnership and ensure the defender stays put for at least another season.

Before the Milan clash, Silva and Potter fielded questions about this potential new contract. Their comments appeared on the Evening Standard, as Silva remained relaxed but mentioned things depended on his family.

Silva said, “It is probably not the right time to talk about contracts.

“What I can tell you is, for me, it is important to continue playing at the highest level and help the team achieve the highest possible results.

“The time will come to talk; it could be time before or after the World Cup. I need to decide my contract for my family arrangements, and it is not easy. We will see what will happen.”

Potter also indicated there could be action from the club level to extend his deal.

He said, “The decision is Thiago’s. “I’ve been here three or four weeks, and I see his qualities. He is an incredible person and player.

“The performance levels he can reach and the amount of respect he has in the game is incredible. All I can do is help him enjoy his football here, and the rest is for him and the club to think about.”

Chelsea are building a different squad than before, and new owner Todd Boehly is keen on signing young stars. It may sound a bit against their project, but keeping a player like Silva would be imperative to their future.

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