28 Aug 2020: Chelsea sign Thiago Silva on initial one-year deal
Brazil central defender Thiago Silva has signed for Chelsea on a one-year deal, with the option of another.
Here are further details on the same.
Comments: I am so happy to be joining Chelsea, says Silva
Silva said that he is delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard's squad and is here to challenge for trophies.
"I am so happy to be joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard's exciting squad," Silva said.
"I'm here to challenge for honors and I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge very soon."
Career: Silva has enjoyed a superb career at club level
Silva made 315 appearances for PSG in all competitions, winning a total of 23 trophies during his eight years there.
He also made 119 appearances for AC Milan during a three-year stay at the club.
He won the Serie A in 2010-11 and the Supercoppa Italiana in 2011.
Silva also featured for Brazilian club Fluminense, making 143 appearances and winning one trophy.
Asset: Silva will be a key asset for the Blues
Silva will lead Chelsea's defensive unit in the upcoming 2020-21 season and be a guiding force.
Chelsea had shipped in a whopping 54 goals in the Premier League 2019-20 season.
He is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished and successful defenders over the past decade.
Silva boasts of strength, experience alongside composure and technical ability.
Fact: Chelsea have made notable additions in the transfer market
After signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner earlier, the Blues went on to get Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell this week. And now, Silva's addition bolsters the squad further. They are also expected to land Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz.
Fact: Thiago Silva joins Chelsea