David Luiz: Chelsea offered me a new deal, but I chose to leave

David Luiz

Former Chelsea defender David Luiz has spoken about his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

David Luiz's £50 million transfer from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain can be classed are one of the most bizarre deals of the summer, for the French side at least anyway.

He was rarely used by Jose Mourinho in the manager's first season back at Chelsea, likely due to his lack of positional discipline and free-roaming nature.

For some odd reason the Ligue 1 champions decided to splurge their whole summer budget on the man many in the UK dubbed 'Sideshow Bob'. It makes you wonder whether PSG even tried negotiating in the deal.

Now the defender, who captained Brazil in the embarrassing 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany, claims Chelsea wanted to keep him at the club.

The 27-year-old told Globo Esporte of his decision to quit the Premier League: “I made many friends there, it was my choice to quit Chelsea because they offered me a renewed contract.

“But I think the cycle had ended there, I was very happy, I won two European titles, but there are moments in life when the cycle ends. I made the right choice and I am very happy in Paris.”

Whilst it may be true that Chelsea offered him an extension on his contract, you can be sure that they tore that up when they saw the gigantic offer on the table. Mourinho and Roman Abramovich probably even packed his bags for him.

You only have to look at the impact Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have had at Chelsea to see how incredible good the deal was for the Blues. The pair cost £58 million combined, which is just £8 million more than they parted with Luiz for.

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