You might remember David Luiz from his time at Chelsea. He won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup while at Stamford Bridge, and was a bit cheeky as well.
— 8bit-Football.com (@8bitfootball) August 31, 2016
The move took many by surprise, but it seems that Luiz was the one who forced the deal through, rather than Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG refused to sell David Luiz until he said yesterday he wanted Chelsea move. Fee £30m. PSG also turned down Chelsea offer for Marquinhos— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 31, 2016
With quick social media reactions like this, that is entirely believable.
David Luiz’s Facebook page right now: pic.twitter.com/RPnNTcNjw5— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 31, 2016
One of Luiz’s potential new team mates all but confirmed the move on Twitter.
It’s almost unbelievable how much the Sideshow Bob lookalike has accumulated in transfer fees.
David Luiz becomes the first defender to chalk up £100m+ of transfer fees! pic.twitter.com/rimP1ZWoKm— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) August 31, 2016
And some have been critical regarding the incentives behind the move. Will Luiz improve Chelsea as a football team?
On closer inspection, Chelsea seem to be adopting a hokey cokey approach to their transfer policy.
Sign David Luiz for cash & Matic.
Sell David Luiz.
Re-sign David Luiz. pic.twitter.com/VDMsw6yiCH— Coral (@Coral) August 31, 2016
It seems that Sky Sports News were more excited than the fans…
Sky really over egging this David Luiz transfer. It's hardly 'sensational'.— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) August 31, 2016
it'll be sick having David Luiz in the prem again, he'll be able to show all the young English kids how not to defend— hudd (@hudd97) August 31, 2016
Meanwhile, others have a little more belief that this could actually be a good signing.
Whatever you think of David Luiz the player, and I have my reservations, he is a leader and a talisman + that is something #cfc have lacked— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 31, 2016
Welcome back to the Premier League, David!