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Fluminense closing in on Chelsea veteran

'Matter of time' for Thiago Silva to return to Brazil

2024/05/07 12:46
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According to self-proclaimed football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Fluminense are strong contenders to sign legendary centre-back Thiago Silva this summer.

The Brazilian giants are reportedly close to bringing the defender back to Brazil this summer with the Chelsea defender out of contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 39-year-old, who is still playing for the Brazilian national team having collected 113 caps ahead of the 2024 CONMEBOL Copa America this summer, will leave the Blues after four seasons at the club in which he has made 152 appearances and won the UEFA Champions League as well as the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

Fluminense, who reached the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup final in December before losing to Manchester City, are still coached by the ‘Brazilian Guardiola’, Fernando Diniz, and boast a squad that consists the likes of Ganso, Marcelo, Renato Augusto and Douglas Costa.

Silva played 143 times for Fluminense between 2006 and 2008 after spells with RS Futebol, Juventude, Porto’s B team and Dinamo Moscow to start his career. Since leaving Fluminense, he has played for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain as well as, of course, Chelsea.

During his stellar career, he has won the Copa do Brasil, which he achieved with Fluminense, as well as one Serie A title, seven Ligue 1 titles, five Coupe de France, six Coupe de la Ligue, a Supercoppa Italiana, five Trophee des Champions as well as an Olympic silver and bronze medal, a Copa America and a FIFA Confederations Cup.

As reported by Romano, his return to his home country and the Maracana has been described as simply a ‘matter of time’ with a contract taking him through to June 2026 with the apparent intention being he is involved with the Selecao at the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be held in North America. 
 

Brazil
Thiago Silva
NameThiago Emiliano da Silva
Born/Age1984-09-22(39 -yrs-old)
Nationality
Brazil
Brazil
Dual Nationality
France
France
PositionDefender (Centre Back)

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JR
2024-05-07 15h01m by jreedmanbrst
Wow, what a move for Fluminense! Thiago Silva would be a great addition to their already talented squad. Can't wait to see him back in Brazil.
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2024-05-07 14h54m by a_12_shawcross
As a football fan, I am thrilled to hear that Fluminense is in the running to sign Thiago Silva! What a legend and incredible player he has been for Chelsea. Can't wait to see him back in Brazil with such a talented team at Fluminense.
AW
2024-05-07 14h17m by awalkerson7
Wow, Fluminense could really be getting a legendary player like Thiago Silva! Excited to see him back in Brazil and alongside such a talented squad.
2024-05-07 13h48m by jgibsonson
As a football fan, I am disappointed that Thiago Silva may be leaving Chelsea and potentially returning to Brazil. He has been a key player for the club for four seasons and helped them win multiple trophies. However, I understand his desire to play for his home country and wish him all the best if the transfer does happen. Fluminense would be lucky to have such a talented and experienced player on their team.
JW
2024-05-07 13h22m by jwhiteheadbarnes
Wow, this would be a major signing for Fluminense! Thiago Silva is a true legend of the game and it would be amazing to see him return to his home country. Plus, with players like Ganso and Douglas Costa in the squad, Fluminense would definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Can't wait to see how this plays out!
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