Thiago Silva extends PSG deal to 2018

The center back has quieted speculation about his future with the reigning Ligue 1 champion by inking a one-year extension to his previous deal.
Paris Saint-Germain announced that Brazil international defender Thiago Silva has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him at Parc des Princes until 2018.

The center back was heavily linked with Barcelona earlier this summer, as the Catalans were keen to strengthen their defense. The 28-year-old has quieted all speculation about his future by inking an extension to his previous deal, after PSG previously already told Barca that it had no intention to sell Silva.

The powerful defender joined Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan in the summer of 2012 and has since developed into a key player with the Ligue 1 giant. He made 22 league appearances for the Parisiens last term, helping them to their first Ligue 1 title since 1993-94 in the process.

Silva's renewal comes only days after PSG completed the contract renewal of Marco Verratti, with the Italy international signing a new and improved deal until 2018, as well.