Ex-Chelsea man David Luiz has revealed that he turned down a new contract at Stamford Bridge before his move to PSG. The defender moved to Paris back in June, in a deal worth a staggering £50m.
The move saw him become the most expensive defender in the world, a title which was previously held by Thiago Silva. When Luiz left, his former boss Jose Mourinho claimed that the Blues didn’t need him and that the club would be better off without him. But, Jose might not have been telling the truth that day.
The 27-year old has today revealed that the Special One actually offered him a new deal at Stamford Bridge before he left the club. He said: “Chelsea offered me a new contract to stay but it was my choice to come here. I was happy with the plan PSG offered to me and I think it was exactly the right moment to move.
“I was so happy at Chelsea, I won two European titles and the FA Cup, it was great for me. I’m a lucky guy.
“I was playing for a big club like Chelsea and now I’ve got another opportunity to play for another big club. I’m enjoying it here.”
By Charlie Gregory
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