Thiago Silva has signed a new contract to continue at Chelsea for a further year.
The Brazilian defender, who captained his country to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in December, has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal which will see him extend his Blues career until the summer of 2024.
‘I am honestly so happy to continue my career with the Blues,’ Thiago said shortly after signing.
‘When I signed my first contract here, it was to just do one year. Now it is already the fourth! I could not have imagined that, but really it is a very special moment for me to sign and stay at Chelsea.’
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said: ‘We’re delighted that Thiago has decided to continue with Chelsea.
‘He’s a world-class talent, as he’s proven over many years for club and country, and his experience, quality and leadership skills are vital to our vision going forward.
‘We’re thrilled he has extended his contract with us and we look forward to more success with him ahead!’
The 38-year-old centre-back has flourished at Stamford Bridge since joining from PSG in the summer of 2020, and his time here has included adding more silverware to an already glittering career.
He lifted the Champions League trophy for the first time when we defeated Manchester City in Porto in 2021, before ensuring the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup were added to his CV following wins over Villarreal in Belfast and Palmeiras in Abu Dhabi respectively.
The Brazilian has already racked up 24 appearances this campaign, showcasing his customary composure and reading of the game in the heart of our defence, which have made him such a firm favourite with Chelsea fans.