Thiago Silva Agrees Two-Year Contract With Boyhood Club Fluminense

Thiago Silva will return to boyhood club Fluminense when his contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season.

May 7, 2024 - 17:52
May 7, 2024 - 17:53
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Thiago Silva Agrees Two-Year Contract With Boyhood Club Fluminense

Silva announced last week that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer when his contract expires.

The 39-year-old has spent the last four years in West London but has agreed a two-year contract with the club he left for Europe 15 years ago.

During his first spell with Fluminense which lasted between 2006 and 2008, Silva made 147 appearances and scored 14 goals, winning the Copa do Brazil in 2007.

Silva has since gone on to win 28 trophies with AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea, including the UEFA Champions League with the Blues in 2021.

Silva has agreed a two-year contract with Fluminense.

"The player will disembark to Rio de Janeiro to join the squad led by coach Fernando Diniz in about a month, after the end of his contract with Chelsea in England, and complete the procedures for his move. The defender won't be able to play for the club until July 10th, when the international transfer window opens," Fluminense said in an official statement.

"I can't wait to land in Rio so that we can start work and help out on the pitch in the best possible way. It was a difficult decision on my family's side. I'm leaving them here (in London) for a moment," said Thiago Silva in a live stream on Fluminense's Instagram, already wearing the tricolour shirt.

Silva is a veteran of 113 caps for the Brazil national team.