Thiago Silva’s New Contract Could See 24-Year-Old Chelsea Defender Leaving Stamford Bridge
The future of Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen reportedly hinges on whether experienced Brazilian defender Thiago Silva remains at Stamford Bridge for another season or not…….Thiago Silva’s New Contract Could See 24-Year-Old Chelsea Defender Leaving Stamford Bridge
The Blues chiefs are reportedly hopeful of keeping Thiago Silva on the books for the 2021-22 season after the ex-Paris Saint-Germain centre-back quickly established himself as regular at Stamford Bridge.
In contrast, Christensen has found opportunities at the club hard to come by this term, although he did earn plaudits for his form against Sheffield United when deputising for the injured Thiago Silva on Sunday.
Now, football.london reports that the Blues could face a dilemma regarding Christensen’s future and Thiago Silva’s possible extension, with the ex-likely to depart if his Brazilian teammate does remain on for another year.
With the 24-year-old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire in 18 months’ time, the report claims that they could look to recoup a fee for him this summer rather than let him walk away for nothing at the end of next campaign if he refuses to sign fresh terms.
Christensen’s outing at Sheffield United represented his 10th games in all competitions during the 2020-21 season, with six of those being Premier League starts.