Thiago Silva is set to arrive in London this week, according to his agent. The veteran center back, who signed with Chelsea last week, just a couple days after the Champions League final, has been on relaxing in Italy since — still finding time for a medical and a contract-signing, both of which took place in Milano.
Italy is fortunately on the exempt list for UK quarantine requirements, so Silva should be able to get straight to work once he lands. Given his personality, he will undoubtedly be itching to get back to it as soon as possible — and not a moment too soon since the season starts in two weeks!
“He is on holiday in Italy, he will be in London between now and the end of the week.
“He is happy to discover the Premier League. We had a lot of offers, but Chelsea are one of the world’s top 10 clubs.
“Physically, Thiago can play for another 5 or 6 years at the highest level. He is an athlete who looks after himself. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t party. His life is home – work, work – home.”
-Paulo Tonietto; source: L’Equipe via GFFN
All work and no play may make Jack a dull boy, but it makes Thiago an exciting signing instead.