The flamboyant Brazilian left Chelsea for Les Parisiens in the summer transfer window. David Luiz was Chelsea’s biggest individual transfer of the window and raked in somewhat close to 50 million pounds. Now comes a shocking revelation from the former Stamford Bridge favorite.
When Chelsea fans heard the news that David Luiz was being sold to Paris Saint Germain in the summer transfer window, their was an air of sadness. However, the transfer fee involved in the transfer made it a good consolation for the sale of one of the most adored of Blues of the Champions League winning team.
News percolated that it was Jose Mourinho who decided that the Brazilian defender was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, despite playing an important role in many of the victories last season against eventual Champions City as well as the Gunners. That was understandable because Jose Mourinho rarely implemented Luiz at his natural Center Back position. He was more of the Defensive midfielder who provided steel in front of the back four for Mourinho. The pairing of Cahill and Terry was simply too good to be broken for a player known for his volatile concentration.
All was done and dusted, and the World Cup semi final implosion gave further consolation to the Blues’ fans. That was until now. Out of nowhere have come out a few statements from David Luiz, who claims that he was offered a contract extension by Chelsea management after his 3 years in service of the club. He won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with the Blues during that period.
These statements directly contradict what has been understood of the transfer and reveals that it was Luiz’s wish rather than Mourinho’s cunning transfer tactics that earned the Blues a fortune for an out of place defender. He still commands some love from the Blues’ faithful and these statements won’t tarnish that reputation to a large extent. Here’s an excerpt of what he might have said:
“I made a lot of friends there. It was my decision to leave Chelsea, the club had offered me a contract extension,”
That’s all so true, if you believe the former Blue. Let’s move on to his next statement which suits Luiz more, considering he has been a philosopher of sorts as seems the case through his social media interaction (apart from those funny pics at least):
“I think I had come to the end of a cycle. I was very happy there, I had won two European trophies, but there comes time in a life when you have to know when to turn the page.
“I made the right choice, and I’m very happy in Paris.”
It seems there’s no reason to fret over what he says now. We are still grateful to him for the moments he gave us to enjoy. Besides, his transfer was beneficial to everyone involved. Whether it was David Luiz’s decision or the Special One’s, it doesn’t really make a difference.
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