Brazil defender signs one-year deal at Chelsea

CHELSEA HAVE CONFIRMED the arrival of Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva into their ranks ahead of the new Premier League season in September. Silva has signed for The Blues on a one-year deal, with the option of another.

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The 35-year-old joins on a free transfer from Champions League finalists Paris St-Germain after their final defeat to Bayern Munich on August 23. The ex-Parisian has been brought in to bolster Frank Lampard’s team’s defence, which conceded the most goals – 54 in total – in the Premier League top 10 in 2019/20.

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Former PSG Defender Thiago Silva has switched allegiances and will next season appear in a Premier League shirt (Image: sourced).

Speaking following his signing, the Brazilian said: “I am so happy to be joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard’s exciting squad.” Silva added, “I’m here to challenge for honours and I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge very soon.”

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Silva has joined Chelsea on a one-year deal with the option to extend (Image: sourced).

With an impressive run of 88 international appearances, Silva played more than 200 games for PSG during his eight years in the French capital. He won seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles in this run. The defender is manager Lampard’s fifth major summer signing, following former Nice defender Malang Sarr, England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester and forwards Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.