According to journalist Jorge Nicola, discussions are underway regarding Chelsea’s Thiago Silva potentially leaving the club after this season. The veteran defender is reportedly exploring a return to Brazil, specifically to conclude his career with Fluminense.
Despite approaching the twilight of his career, Silva has made a significant impact at Stamford Bridge this season, featuring in every Premier League game. Manager Mauricio Pochettino, though, may have preferred to rotate his squad with several promising young defenders at Chelsea facing setbacks due to injuries, the departure of Silva, whose contract concludes this season, poses a challenge.
Pochettino has praised Silva’s contributions alongside emerging talents but Nicola’s claim suggests ongoing negotiations for a move back to Brazil. As Silva’s experience is challenging to replace, the responsibility may fall on current players like Levi Colwill, although his recent actions indicate there’s still room for growth before reaching Silva’s level.