Fluminense membership president, Mario Bittencourt, expressed optimism about the potential for Thiago Silva becoming a member of the Brazilian facet earlier than the conclusion of his enjoying profession.
The Brazilian defender, who’s now 39 years previous, has had a spectacular profession however appears to be nearing its conclusion. This season, nevertheless, he has been helpful to Chelsea by delivering a lot of excellent shows for Mauricio Pochettino‘s erratic squad.
Although Pochettino would have most popular in any other case, the Brazilian has began each Premier League recreation to this point this season. Since $134 million pair Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile have been injured, he has maintained his common beginning function.
However he has additionally exhibited indications of a possible decline. What’s extra, the additions of center-backs Axel Disasi and Benoit Badiashile, together with the emergence of Levi Colwill, have raised questions on his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Having not too long ago celebrated his thirty ninth birthday, Silva shall be approaching his fortieth when his present contract with Chelsea concludes in June. Though Thiago Silva has beforehand agreed to one-year contract extensions in comparable conditions, it seems much less possible this time. This choice may not be solely primarily based on his efficiency however may point out a readiness to transition management to the subsequent era.
What did Fluminense say?
The Brazilian’s summer time ties have been principally to Fluminense, the place he had his skilled debut when he was solely 14 years previous. When his preliminary stint in Europe with Porto and Dynamo Moscow fell by way of when he was simply 16, he had a chance to start out once more within the senior ranks and revive his profession.
Silva’s profession in Europe took off when he joined AC Milan on the age of 24, following three years in his homeland, the primary of which was on mortgage.
It’s probably that the exit rumors will flow into as soon as once more within the coming weeks. Particularly since Fluminense are holding on to the hope of the centre-back making a return to the membership.
The Tricolor’s president Mario Bittencourt has acknowledged to TNT Sports activities that he goals to herald his former participant as soon as his contract in England expires.
“I proceed with this want to deliver him in. For the sensible participant he’s, for his excessive efficiency at his age. That he’s an important Tricolor. I’m positive that at some point he may play for Fluminense once more.”
Fluminense and Chelsea: What did Thiago Silva beforehand say?
Contemplating the excitement about his future a yr in the past, Silva has chosen to stay silent to this point.
“This relationship has been occurring for a very long time,” he instructed Globo Esporte in October. “However I favor to stay silent at this second, as there has already been some controversy within the latest previous.
Nonetheless, he acknowledged that leaving the Blues can be robust earlier than his most up-to-date season. His two kids, each of whom have been born in Europe and now play for Chelsea’s youth group, have grown up within the area. But Silva stated he had a ‘want’ to get again to Fluminense.
“Everybody is aware of how a lot I want to return to Fluminense, however right this moment it’s laborious to speak to my household [about it] as a result of my kids don’t need to stay in Brazil. It’s a really difficult scenario, however we nonetheless have a yr to mirror and perceive what we’re going to do subsequent yr [in 2024].”
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