Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva completed a free transfer to Chelsea on a one year deal with an option of another year following the expiration of his Paris Saint-Germain contract.
The wife of the Brazilian defender has revealed the only problem Silva will have following his transfer to Chelsea.
According to Silva’s wife Isabelle, the Brazilian might struggle to initially communicate with his teammates because he doesn’t speak English that well.
“There was even a joke when we went to talk to Chelsea,” Belle told UOL.
“We were saying that it’ll be difficult for only one reason… Then my oldest said: ‘For my father, right, mom? Because he doesn’t speak any English’. We had a laugh.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained why he signed the 35 year old Brazilian.
Lampard said: “We have a relatively young squad, we saw that last year, there were games afterwards when I was probably asking for more voice and some more leadership in different ways and he brings that naturally straightaway, and also on the pitch he can help talk and be the player that he is which means affecting others. On those levels I hope he brings that.
“I am pretty sure he will with the qualities we know he has, so I am excited for when he joins up.”