Thiago Silva’s about to wipe his tears of Champions League final sorrow with a shiny new Chelsea contract.
According to the Transfer Oracle, the now-former PSG captain has agreed terms with Chelsea today, with the deal set to be completed in the “next days”. Salary figures have been reported as low as €6m and as high as €10m (£50k-85k weekly, post-tax — or double that if the figures were reported as net numbers, which usually isn’t the case).
The two-year deal is less than ideal, though there is a chance it’s a one-year deal with a one-year option. Guaranteeing two years to a soon-to-be 36-year-old defender, regardless of how great he’s been over the years and regardless of how the financial impact is lessened by the free agency, is a bit generous.
Thiago Silva to Chelsea is done. One of the greatest defenders of all-time, will play with #CFC.
Lampard knows what he wants: strong and talented players. #ThiagoSilva on a free transfer is a top class operation. Two years contract. @SkySport #Transfers #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/pyEJoifT3e
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) August 24, 2020
It appears that Fikayo Tomori will be the one to make way in the squad for Thiago Silva, with the Academy graduate linked with loans to Rennes and Everton recently.
In any case, this is happening. Here we go