Todd Boehly, owner of Chelsea, is reportedly planning to not extend Thiago Silva’s contract beyond the summer, creating a dilemma for manager Mauricio Pochettino. As a senior player with significant experience, Silva’s departure is expected to be handled respectfully to maintain harmony within the team.
Despite Silva’s valuable contributions to the team’s defense, the lack of pace in recent performances has led to plans not to extend his contract, as reported by The Guardian. This decision is part of Boehly’s strategy to recruit and promote younger defenders, such as Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, and Wesley Fofana, as well as academy product Levi Colwill’s development.
Although Silva remains an important player in Pochettino’s squad, starting in the majority of Chelsea’s Premier League matches this season, the decision not to extend his contract may offer opportunities for younger players. Belle, Silva’s wife, recently made a public statement calling for ‘change’ on social media, following a disappointing match for Chelsea.