Chelsea have signed veteran centre-back Thiago Silva after the Brazilian defender departed Paris Saint-Germain.
The 35-year-old has joined the Blues on a one year deal with an option of a further 12 months.
Thiago Silva told chelseafc.com: ‘‘I am so happy to be joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard’s exciting squad for next season and I’m here to challenge for honours.
‘’See you soon Chelsea fans, I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge very soon.’’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘’We are delighted to be able to add a player of Thiago Silva’s proven world-class credentials to our squad.
‘‘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.’’
Silva is Chelsea’s fifth signing ahead of the 2020-21 season following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.
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