With everyone in full agreement over the veteran defender’s qualities and impact, the 1-year extension option in his contract should be formally activated soon as well.
Chelsea are working to complete the agreement soon and keep Thiago Silva also for the next season, confirmed. The board, Thomas Tuchel and everyone in the club is so happy with Thiago on and off the pitch. ⏳ #CFC https://t.co/6zBLSSlkZ0— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 5, 2021
After that’s done, apparently we will be turning our attentions to vice-captain Jorginho and on-loan young centre forward, Armando Broja.
The former has been in stupendous form since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, with his performance against Real Madrid this week a prime example of what he can do at his very best. Jorginho’s current contract runs through 2023, and while his agent, João Santos has continued to keep the doors open on a potential return to Italy, he’s probably just doing a bit of agenting. Well done, Mr. Agent!
“He is very well in Chelsea and at the moment he is only thinking about winning the Champions League, but in two years, he would like to return to play in Italy. There had been negotiations in the past and then nothing more was done.”
-João Santos; source: Radio Kiss Kiss via Sport Witness
A contract extension also makes perfect sense for Armando Broja, who will have just one year left on his contract after this season. Broja’s 10 league goals for Vitesse have made him one of the the highest scoring teenagers in the top European leagues, and his performances this season have caught the eyes of other clubs as well.
Chelsea will soon open talks with Jorginho about his contract - player’s priority is extending the agreement with Chelsea. #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 6, 2021
Chelsra are also preparing a new contract bid for the young striker Armando Broja, chased by European clubs after his amazing season at Vitesse.
Finally, Sky Sports (via London Football News) are the latest to report that Antonio Rüdiger will discuss a new contract, but only after this summer’s European Championship. Rüdiger, whose current deal expires in 2022 apparently wants to see what the future holds for Thomas Tuchel as well before making any big decisions.
Fortunately for him, rumors of Thomas Tuchel’s impending contract extension have already arrived, even if the man himself made it very clear just the other day that now is not the time to be talking about any of this.
“No. There is no need and no time for this right now.”
-Thomas Tuchel; source: Sky