- Thiago Silva has expressed delight joining Premier League club Chelsea
- The very experienced Brazilian defender has been impressive for the Blues since his arrival
- Silva has revealed how Chelsea manager Frank Lampard sent him a picture the day he officially joined
Thiago Silva joined Chelsea as a free agent after leaving French club Paris Saint Germain and now the Brazilian has narrated how Frank Lampard sent him a picture the day he signed for the Blues.
The 36-year-old has been impressive since his arrival at the Stamford Bridge club, but he has returned home to join the national team during this international break.
Brazil will take on Venezuela and Uruguay as the South American continent continue their quest for qualifying for the 2020 FIFA World Cup.
According to Silva, Chelsea boss Lampard sent him a picture of both of them together when they captained their respective countries during a friendly in 2013.
Chelsea made a move for the experienced defender having conceded 54 goals last season, and the Brazilian has brought stability to the club’s defence.
Silva said, as cited in Daily Star:
“When I was about to sign with Chelsea, when I said ok, (Lampard] sent me a message with a photo of us shaking hands as captains at the Maracana, in the friendly between Brazil and England.
"It was a big surprise for me, because I didn’t remember that game.
“(But) I certainly didn’t hesitate to be coached by him.
"I’m happy that he enjoyed my work so much, I hope to do it in the best possible way to help Chelsea.
"For me it is very joyful to share locker rooms, exchange ideas, and look to help in all the ways.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have been linked with Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo who could be leaving the Italian club as they are looking to get him off their wage bill.
The Portuguese star is paid £28 million yearly at the Turin club which shows he earns five times more than what Paulo Dybala gets as the second-highest earner.
Juventus officials can't wait to get that huge amount off their wage bill in a bid to remain in business beyond this term and Ronaldo could be heading back to the Premier League.
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