Chelsea extend Olivier Giroud, Thiago Silva’s contracts

Chelsea extend Olivier Giroud, Thiago Silva’s contracts
Olivier Giroud and Thiago Silva

Champions of Europe, Chelsea, have extended the contracts of striker, Olivier Giroud and defender, Thiago Silva, on Thursday.
The news comes after manager, Thomas Tuchel, was handed a two-year contract extension for successfully leading the team to a Champions League triumph over Manchester City.

Silva who switched from Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer last season was handed a contract extension that will run until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The Brazilian on featured 34 times in all competitions and scored twice for the Blues.

Speaking on the new contract, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad. Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.

"We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League this weekend. We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year."

In the same vein, Giroud was equally handed a one-year contract extension, an option that was exercised by the London club in April this year.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said:"Olivier has been such a crucial part of so many big moments for this club, from his contribution to our FA Cup victory in 2018 to scoring 11 goals on the way to winning the Europa League in 2019. He has continued to score significant goals, and we will never forget his effort against Atletico Madrid on the way to winning the Champions League this season.

"With so much to still to play for, there was only one decision we could make when we exercised the option to extend his contract back in April."

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