Should 37-year-old Thiago Silva get a new contract? Read what Tuchel has to say

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Thiago Silva signed up for Chelsea as a 35-year-old centre-back following the expiration of his contract with PSG.

The Brazilian is now in the second and final year of his contract with the Blues and he’s still an integral part of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Silva turned 37 two days ago, and it’s still a wonder if he’d get a new contract at Chelsea that will see him play for the club until he’s 38.

It’s a rarity to see a player in the Premier League play at a high level in a top club at that age, but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel isn’t ruling anything out, and has said it’s all up to the Brazilian.

Asked how Silva can go about earning another contract and stay at Chelsea for next season, Tuchel said: “It’s on him.

“I cannot answer this question right not but hopefully he can continue to perform at this level and that’s all he needs to stay here.

“It’s as easy and clear as that. When you play for Chelsea, you need to deliver and that is what he is doing. He is a top professional and if he wasn’t, it wouldn’t be performing at that level for many years.

“The age does not play a role, the only question we have to ask at the end of the season is, “Is he still at the level to compete for Chelsea in every competition?”

“It’s as easy as that and we don’t have to answer that right now but he’s in a good place and we’re happy.”

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