by Ezinne Ajoku
Chelsea fans have hailed the return of David Luiz to the club on Twitter. David Luiz is the Brazilian golden goodness with hair curls to die for. And if you haven’t figured it out already, he is also a footballer who plays Centre back/Defensive midfield position.
Luiz began his football career in Vitoria circa 2006 until his move to Benfica in 2007. He stayed with Benfica for 3 years, and then transferred to the Blues for £21.3m in the first month of 2011. Whilst there, Luiz made 143 appearances and secured a noteworthy goals for them. Thereafter, he undertook yet another transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) where he spent the last three years; he helped deliver two Ligue 1 titles for them. David Luiz also made his full international debut in 2010 and has since earned over 50 caps.
When Chelsea made its initial offer to buy Luiz back from PSG, the negotiators did not think it would pass because PSG turned down the offer, saying that the defender was not for sale. Once Luiz found out that the Blues was interested in him, he took it upon himself to wade into the matter. He met with PSG’s president and PSG’s director and told them he was interested because he felt there was unfinished business for him at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s website reports that “Chelsea Football Club and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed terms for the transfer of David Luiz back to London. The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.”
Chelsea fans had this to say:
— DANJUMA ® (@SedudziD) August 31, 2016
PSG turned down offers from #Chelsea for David Luiz AND Marquinhos last night. Luiz then pushed for the move himself and got his wish. [Sky]
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 31, 2016
Was David Luiz to PSG another cheeky Chelsea loan deal all along?
PSG essentially paid £20m to have him for 2 years.
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) August 31, 2016
#bbcfootball Is David Luiz being brought in as a matic replacement? Am I the only one to think he's a better option?
— Ewan 'The Roch' Lury (@ewanlury) August 31, 2016
Welcome back to the bridge David Luiz….
— AFRiCA (@makanachin) August 31, 2016
Conte after David Luiz first game ? pic.twitter.com/R7Aetl7ZkF
— Chris McKean (@keanochris) August 31, 2016
This one everybody is taking back their players, Morata, Pogba, Gotze, Diaz, Ramos, now its David Luiz
— Dotun ?? (@DotmanJohn) August 31, 2016
David Luiz is the first defender to total
up £100m+ in transfer fees: 2011: £21m
2014: £50m 2016: £32m
— young junior (@iamyoungjunior) August 31, 2016
Cant wait to hear the @DavidLuiz_4 song ring through stanford bridge against Liverpool.
"Oh David Luiz, I'd let you shag my wife"
— Ryan Cahalane (@stlryanc) August 31, 2016
Welcom home bro#David Luiz. #Chelsea fc
— Yusuf (@dinzado) August 31, 2016
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