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).
Thiago Silva to Chelsea, here we go! The Brazilian CB today has accepted Chelsea bid until June 2022. He’s gonna leave PSG and sign for next two years. No chances for Fiorentina. Deal to be completed on next days. #CFC #Chelsea #Thiago— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2020
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.
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.