PSG need big signing David Luiz to strike gold
Zee Media Bureau/Rajdeep Saha
New Delhi: World Cup flop David Luiz desperately needs to pay dividends of his big transfer move to Paris Saint Germain form Chelsea. The Brazilian defender is the costliest defender in the world after French champions paid a huge sum of £40m (50m euros) to get his services.
The former Chelsea star wasn't a part of Jose Mourinho`s plans this season and became a high profile exit after Juan Mata's move to Manchester United in January. For PSG his role is clear. He needs to perform on a big level to win the hearts of footballing world and show the millions of money paid for him was a justified act.
The world`s most expensive defender, who can also play in midfield, held his first news conference for the French champions since his move, which happened during the recently concluded FIFA World Cup. Luiz stated he is priveleged to join a big club like PSG and will hope to help in any position his team will need him to play in.
"I feel privileged. I`m part of a fantastic team in which everyone has something to teach me. It`s wonderful to be part of this project," he said, while adding that "Chelsea are history". "I hope to be 100% next week and on the pitch as soon as possible. I`m ready to help in any position on the field."
Luiz joined the Blues from Benfica for £21.3m in January 2011 and made 143 appearances for the club.
He was part of the Chelsea side that beat Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final and also won the Europa League the next season.
Luiz joins the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura who have all been high profile transfers earlier.