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The euphoric return of David Luis
Luis returns to Stamford Bridge!
Paris Saint-Germain team mate, Thomas Meunier, was certainly surprised by David Luiz’s return to Chelsea. He added that he probably wanted to “try again in England” due to its attractive nature.
Old Chelsea favourite, Luis, signed another lucrative deal that could prove to be one of the shock deals of the summer transfer window. Negotiations lasted until the deadline but the passionate Antonio Conte was able to seal the deal and reinforce the Chelsea defence.
Luis has returned to his “home” after spending the last two years in the French capital. He was sold to PSG for 50 million Pounds by Jose Mourinho back in 2014 and the blues were compelled to pay 32 to get him back this summer.
This sensational signing was a result of Conte urging the club to sign a new defender as the squad was brazenly short of options. Chelsea also failed to secure any deals with defenders Kalidou Koubilay of Napoli and Allesio Romagnoli of AC Milan. At the time, he only had two senior defenders, four of which are included in the starting lineup, the fifth being an academy player, Ola Aina. Although he has great potential further development is needed to get him to the first team. As mentioned,” If one defender is injured or banned, then we are in trouble, but the club and me we know this and we are talking everyday to improve the squad.”
Conte is currently targeting free agent Martin Caceres following Juventus release. He worked with Cacerus in Turin and is pondering an approach for him if the defender can prove his fitness.
However, the 29 year old Uruguayan, who can play at centre-back as well as in both full back positions, also struggled with injuries at the Italian champions, suffering Achilles damage in a game late February.
With the return of Luiz, Chelsea will probably concede a few more penalties or score a few more own goals as well. Furthermore, the marking of his former team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be quite interesting as well. On a lighter note, sellers of football merchandise will be trading those silly wigs again with every appearance.