Veteran Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, the club announced on Monday evening.

The new deal will see Silva play for Chelsea until the 2022/23 season.

Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) back in 2020 and has enjoyed great success in his first season in England, clinching the Uefa Champions League for the first time in his career.

At the age of 37, Silva, who is a fans favourite at Chelsea is proving week in and week out that age is just a number as he has managed to maintain a remarkable level of performance – putting in a good shift when called to action by Thomas Tuchel.

The experienced centre back has already made 22 appearances for Chelsea this season in the heart of the defence.

“To play here with Chelsea is a real pleasure. I never thought I would play for three years here in this great club so I’m very happy to stay for another season” said Silva after penning a new deal,

“I would also like to say thanks to my family, the club, Marina and to Mr Abramovich for this opportunity. I will continue to give everything for this club and for the supporters, who have always been by my side since I arrived.

“It’s amazing to have this relationship with the fans and not only that but the players, staff and the whole club. I’m going to give everything to keep playing at this level in the most important league in the world,” he added.

Silva has also remained a regular in the Brazil team, representing the country in the Fifa World Cup qualifiers. He recently earned his 100th cap for the Selecao, while he has already played over 50 matches for the Blues.

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