REVEALED: Inside Chelsea’s David Luiz deal

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The inner workings of David Luiz’s 32 million
pound ($42M) move from Paris Saint-Germain to
Chelsea have been revealed by his agent Kia
Joorabchian.

Chelsea looked to its former Champions League-
winning defender to resolve the club’s defensive
issues after it failed to complete moves for the
Serie A duo of Alessia Romagnoli and Kalidou
Koulibaly.
Joorabchian helped to negotiate Luiz’s return to
Stamford Bridge, along with his close ally Giuliano
Bertulocci, but he said that the deal wasn’t
arranged as late as it looked from the outside.
“It came around quite late in the day, it was a late
deal, but it wasn’t that late,” Joorabchian told
Goal. “It was in the last few days of the window,
but I think that before that it was very much on the
cards.
“The move was David’s doing because I don’t
think that PSG wanted to sell David, but he wanted
to come to Chelsea, for sure. When Chelsea made
a move for him, it was the end of the story.
“He is back at Stamford Bridge, but before that he
expected to work at PSG until that connection
happened.”
Chelsea has worked with Joorabchian and
Bertulocci on a slew of deals before as they
represent many of Chelsea’s Brazilian contingent,
including the likes of Oscar, Kenedy and Lucas
Piazon.
“I think David is one of the top defenders in the
world, there’s no question,” Joorabchian added. “I
think about his ability and his situation and
Chelsea were looking for someone of his nature
and David was obviously very, very keen to come
back to Chelsea.”
“He loves the club and he always has so I think it
happened as soon as he decided that this would
be a great thing to do.”

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