Chelsea sign former PSG star Thiago Silva

Brazilian Thiago Silva signed with Chelsea on a one-year deal today, August 28, after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) expired.

Former PSG star Thiago Silva reacts on the ground during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool via AP)

The defender’s departure will be a huge loss to PSG who played in their first Champions League final, which was won by Bayern Munich, last week.

Chelsea has the option of signing Silva for an additional year once this contract period ends.

Silva is the latest signing by the English team which has recruited striker Timo Werner, winger Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell since the season’s end.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said, “Having performed at the highest level for many years, we have no doubt his experience and quality will complement the many exciting talents we already have here.”

Thiago will be an excellent fit and we hope he can add some new trophies to his impressive list of honours.”