Thiago Silva played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain and will now try to bring his act elsewhere. Already 35, the best the Brazilian can hope for is a short-term deal. However, a move out of Parc des Princes may not be 100 percent certain. PSG is believed to be still trying to pull some strings to keep the veteran midfielder. However, it appears Silva is headed to Stamford Bridge. Either way, the Premier League football odds of Silva staying at PSG is not that high.
Silva has been at Parc des Princes since 2012 following a deal from AC Milan. Being there for so long, the 35-year-old has become a crowd darling with most calling on PSG to retain him. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the tone that Silva had when PSG bowed to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. He stressed that it was his last game with Les Parisiens and thanked everyone for keeping the faith.
Being at PSG for so long, Les Parisiens is still trying to pull some strings in keeping the 35-year-old veteran. Silva’s contract originally expires in June. He was prevailed upon to stay for two more months alongside Eric Choupo-Moting. Both are now free to choose where to play next.
Premier League Football Odds On Silva High Towards Chelsea
Though PSG may try to retain him, it is likely to be a short-term lease. But the club believed to be hot on Silva’s trail is Chelsea F.C. Though Frank Lampard has been heavily investing in youth thus far, the Blues still need a proven veteran. Silva is undoubtedly a good choice though he is likely to be handed short-term lease.
But based on the latest updates, it seems Chelsea is offering Thiago Silva something better. The Blues offer at least two-year deals to players over 30 and it seems that is happening soon. There were several clubs interested in Silva who will be turning 36 soon. Among the clubs linked to Silva include Fiorentina but the Blues have emerged as the favorites to land his services.
Hence, the wish of PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has been miffed. He was hoping to find a way to keep Silva in the fold but it appears all that is now for naught. Regardless, he says that Silva will always remain “his player” and that he treasures having to play with him.
“We went through some tough times, there were some big disappointments. I’m absolutely proud that he was my captain,” Tuchel said. “We’re going to talk to the club now, with him, to clarify the situation. No matter what the decision is, he’ll still be my player. He’s in my heart and it was incredible to play with him,” he added.
Silva’s move to Stamford Bridge should be made in the coming days. It is a new chapter in his football career and things are looking bright. Lampard has brought in big names and adding Silva could be the last piece of the puzzle.