Thiago Silva reveals final decision over his future at Chelsea

Thiago Silva reveals Chelsea's decision || Imago

Thiago Silva reveals final decision over his future at Chelsea

Stephen Oladehinde 15:22 - 21.04.2024

Thiago Silva, the veteran Chelsea defender, has hinted at a pivotal decision regarding his future with the club.

The 39-year-old Brazilian, visibly emotional after Chelsea's loss to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, disclosed that fans would soon learn whether he will extend his stay or bid farewell to Stamford Bridge.

The defender is expected to leave the Blues at the end of the season following a four-year stint at Stamford Bridge.

Thiago Silva on his future at Chelsea

In an exclusive interview with Hayters TV, as reported by Daily Mail, Silva expressed his sentiment, "You will know in the coming days. I don't want to say anything now with my head in defeat, a bit of sadness. But sooner or later it's going to happen. The news will come out."

Pressed further on his future plans, Silva affirmed, "I already have made a decision in my head. I don't think it's cool that a lot of people talk about it. I'm sorry. Soon you will know."

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva || Imago
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva || Imago

Earlier this year, Silva hinted at the twilight of his career, stating, "We know it's almost over, but it's not the end yet. So pick the right time. 

“I'm still able to maintain a good performance, my numbers are good, and this gives me peace of mind to continue. Now, the future belongs to God."

Silva, renowned for his astute defensive prowess, joined Chelsea in 2020 from Paris Saint-Germain and quickly endeared himself to the Blues faithful. Reflecting on his time at Stamford Bridge, he remarked, "It felt like love at first sight."

With 149 appearances and nine goals for the West London club, Silva harbours dreams of seeing his children follow in his footsteps at Chelsea. 

Despite rumours linking him with a return to Brazil, Silva previously emphasized his family's contentment in London.