Sports - Football Updated: April 29, 2024

Silva announces Chelsea departure end of season

By Izuchukwu Okosi
April 29, 2024

Brazil star open to new role in future at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will begin the search for a new defensive stalwart with the jersey number 6 as defender Thiago Silva Thiago Silva has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the current season.

The experienced Brazilian joined the Blues on a free transfer from Paris St-Germain in 2020 and has made 151 appearances for the club as at press time.

The former Fluminense star has won three trophies in that time, including the 2020-21 Champions League when the team was coached by Thomas Tuchel.

Silva, 39, says his love for the club is "indescribable".


"Chelsea means a lot to me. I came here with the intention of only staying for a year and it ended up being four years," he revealed.

"It is already hard saying goodbye in the most normal of circumstances but when there is a mutual love, it’s even harder. But once a Blue, always a Blue."

Silva joined the club when Frank Lampard was manager and has since also played under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and now Mauricio Pochettino.

He has made 34 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea this season, including 25 starts in the Premier League.

The former AC Milan centre-back, capped 113 times by Brazil, says he hopes to return to Stamford Bridge in a new role in the future.


"I hope to leave the door open so that in the near future I can return, albeit in another role here," he said.

Many players have returned to their former clubs in some capacites as either coaches or club administrators. 


Join our Telegram platform to get news update
Izuchukwu Okosi

Izuchukwu Okosi is a seasoned sports journalist with over two decades of experience in the industry....

More From this Author

0 Comment(s)




See this post in...