Thiago Silva will play out the remainder of the 2019-20 season despite his contract with the club expiring on June 30. A temporary extension will allow Silva to play for two additional months where he will compete in two domestic cup finals and the UEFA Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.
One significant reason why the 35-year-old wanted to close out the season with PSG is because of the possibility of being the first capital club captain to lift the Champions League trophy and end his career in the French capital in style, according to Le Parisien.
For Silva, helping Les Parisiens win the trophy that has eluded them since the Qatar Sports Investment takeover in 2011 would catapult him into legendary status.
PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, summed up in his press conference what O Monstro means to the squad and why he will cherish these next two months with his captain.
“He remains our captain until the end. […] Thiago is no ordinary player. We have to enjoy the last two months together,” Tuchel said. “I’m sure he remains a key player for us, important in the locker room and for me. We have a great relationship of trust. He is super-reliable, very professional. He is a real captain.”
Here’s hoping PSG can send Silva out in style with a Champions League victory.
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