David Luiz rejoined Chelsea from Paris St Germain in a £32million deal on at the present time in 2016.
The Brazil worldwide returned to acquainted territory as then Blues boss Antonio Conte shuffled his pack with full-back Marcos Alonso additionally arriving from Fiorentina as midfielder Juan Cuadrado joined Juventus on mortgage.
Luiz, then 23, had initially joined Chelsea from Portuguese facet Benfica in a deal value as much as £25million in January 2011.
He had arrived at Stamford Bridge on the identical day as striker Fernando Torres, who value the reigning champions £50million – a document switch price between British golf equipment – once they lured him away from Liverpool.
The defender made 143 appearances in his first spell and received the Champions League, Europa League and the FA Cup earlier than Paris St Germain paid £50million for his providers in June 2014 with then Chelsea supervisor Jose Mourinho preferring to make use of Gary Cahill and John Terry on the coronary heart of his rearguard.
Luiz’s time in France proved vastly profitable as PSG dominated on the home entrance, however after two seasons on the Parc des Princes, he couldn’t resist the chance to resume his acquaintance with English soccer.
Speaking as his return to the Blues was confirmed, he advised the membership’s official web site: “I’m delighted to return to Chelsea. We had a fantastic story during my first time at the club and I want to help the team and Antonio Conte achieve a lot of success.
“I always had a wonderful relationship with the fans and I am looking forward to wearing the blue shirt at Stamford Bridge once again.”
Over the size of his three-year contract, Luiz added a league title, an FA Cup and one other Europa League trophy to his tally earlier than making a shock – and for some, controversial – £8million transfer to derby rivals Arsenal in August 2019 after indicating his want to go away.
Luiz spent two seasons on the Emirates Stadium and, now 36, is presently taking part in his membership soccer with Flamengo in Brazil’s Serie A.