Thiago Silva says he is ‘so happy’ after extending his Chelsea contract until the summer of 2024.
Silva, who turns 39 in September, has made 106 appearances for the Blues since he arrived at the club in 2020 from French club Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazil international centre-back, who has 113 caps, has appeared in 19 of Chelsea’s 21 Premier League games this term with the west London club ninth in the table.
Chelsea head coach Graham Potter views Silva as the perfect role model as the club’s hierarchy attempt to build a team for the future, signing Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile in the summer and January transfer windows respectively.
‘I am honestly so happy to continue my career with the Blues,’ Silva told the Chelsea website after extending his deal.
‘When I signed my first contract here, it was to just do one year. Now it is already the fourth!
‘I could not have imagined that, but really it is a very special moment for me to sign and stay at Chelsea.’
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly added: ‘We’re delighted that Thiago has decided to continue with Chelsea.
‘He’s a world-class talent, as he’s proven over many years for club and country, and his experience, quality and leadership skills are vital to our vision going forward.
‘We’re thrilled he has extended his contract with us and we look forward to more success with him ahead!’