David Luiz has openly admitted that he talks about Paris Saint-Germain with his Brazilian teammates.
David Luiz continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer and he’s now admitted that he takes a deep interest in what Paris Saint-Germain are currently doing in France.
Since Jose Mourinho was appointed for his second spell in charge at Chelsea, there has been a big debate over whether David Luiz has the technical skill to fit in with how the Portuguese wants his side to play football next season.
He gives the ball away too frequently, he’s too aggressive, the list goes on but he’s not helping his own situation through poorly conceived comments which will only fuel the speculation further.
“I speak about Paris Saint-Germain and its project with my Brazilian team-mates. The club has done some good work in Ligue 1, and there are some very good players such as Lucas Moura, Thiago Motta, Maxwell, and Thiago Silva,” he told TF1.
As far as Chelsea fans are concerned, hopefully his interest in PSG is related purely to his teammates and their personal well being with generic questions and interest relating to their careers in France.
Mourinho is not a stupid manager, he will be following the summers of every single player he currently has doubts over in his Chelsea side.
He will more than likely come across David Luiz’s comments and it’s very easy to see how he could misinterpret them.
Bear in mind Thiago Silva hasn’t exactly been modest or secretive when it’s come to players he’s encouraged to join PSG. He did it with Wayne Rooney and he’ll more than likely be in David Luiz’s ear throughout the Confederations Cup.
That puts pressure on the Chelsea boss over how he wants to approach using David Luiz next season or whether he should literally open up the floor to the highest bidder and play someone else through the middle of the defence.
It seems like nothing more than just finding out how his teammates in the Brazil side are getting on, during the rare occasions where they all meet up for international duty.
However, what Mourinho seems to want during his second spell at the Bridge is complete professionalism and just a bit of basic common sense when it comes to his higher profile players.
We won’t know just how interested in David Luis is in PSG until they make a formal and official offer for him.
For now, he’ll go back to Chelsea with some questions to answer and serious concerns from Mourinho over whether he has the consistency to play at defensive midfield or the ball retention quality to play through the middle of his defence.
What do you make of his comments? An innocent catch up or something more?
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