Thiago Silva has bid farewell to Paris Saint-Germain.
Silva spent eight years full of trophies at the Paris club, but failed to captain them to Champions League glory.
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
PSG lost to Bayern in the final, and Silva admitted it was his last game for the club.
Reports have linked him with a free transfer to Chelsea in the coming days.
“The value of things is not in the time that they last, but in the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments, inexplicable things and incomparable people,” wrote the centre-back, using Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s famous phrase.
Chelsea legend John Terry has sent a message to PSG captain Thiago Silva ahead of the Brazilian’s move to Stamford Bridge. The 35-year-old is set to join the Blues on an initial 1 year deal this week and he’s expected in London in the next 48 hours to undergo a medical. pic.twitter.com/kA99jN50u1
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) August 27, 2020
“Today a cycle is ended, after eight years at PSG, I would like to thank my team-mates, the entire coaching staff and board, the fans, my family, God and my friends, for all of the happy years we have spent in the City of Light.
“Here, together with my wife, we have enjoyed unforgettable moments, our children grew up, we became French citizens, and we will carry forever in our hearts these years lived in France. Thank you so much.”