Chelsea have announced that Brazilian international David Luiz has returned to Stamford Bridge from PSG, in a three-year deal worth around £32m.
Welcome back, @DavidLuiz_4!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2016
Luiz joined the Blues for the first time back in January 2011, with the Brazilian international moving from Benfica for a whopping £21.3m.
The defender enjoyed an eventful time at Stamford Bridge, picking up a Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup title, as well as chalking up 143 appearances and netting 12 goals for the west Londoners.
After Brazil’s 2014 World Cup finals horror, Luiz moved across the English Channel to PSG for a reported £50m, a world record fee for a defender.
However, now, after a hugely successful time in the French capital, the larger-than-life defender is back in the Premier League. Expect tears, tantrums, histrionics, big hair and piledriving free-kicks!
Antonio Conte had been on the lookout for a centre-half all summer, but after failed bids for AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, the Chelsea boss has turned to Luiz in arguably the most surprising deal of the transfer window. Indeed, it will be most interesting to see if Conte can control his new signings’ famed indiscipline.
Earlier this month, Arsenal fans were intrigued by a potential ‘madness’ rumoured to be enacted by Arsene Wenger in the transfer market. However, ultimately it seems that it’s Antonio Conte who has done a ‘madness’ in bringing David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge.
This Premier League season is shaping up to be an absolute cracker! And what a double act of wind-up merchants Luiz and Diego Costa will make!