Whether it was a result of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play penalties that restricted them to one major signing this summer, or whether they just really love him as a player, but at £50m, PSG massively over paid for the Brazilian defender.
Luiz isn’t even the best Brazilian defender in the PSG line-up, that tag belongs to his national team partner Thiago Silva.
Chelsea announced the deal on their official website saying:
“The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination.”
The French champions suggested the deal will be completed on 10 June to ensure Luiz can concentrate on this summer’s FIFA World Cup as their representative headed to Brazil to get his signature on a new deal.
A statement on the French Ligue 1 winners’ official website read: “Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and David Luiz would like to confirm that they reached an agreement regarding the terms of an upcoming transfer of the Brazilian defender that would occur during the next transfer window which is to start on 10 June 2014.
“In accordance with the player’s wish to prepare for and play in the World Cup in his home country in the best possible conditions, both clubs and David Luiz wished to reach an agreement as soon as possible between, on the one hand, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, and on the other, between the Parisian club and the player, in order to formalise the transfer as soon as the transfer window opens.”
It’s a great deal for Chelsea who have already lined up Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for a reported £32 million. That will leave them enough money to buy a young defender to replace John Terry who recently agreed a new one-contract.