David Luiz has praised Chelseafollowing his proposed movefrom Stamford Bridge to ParisSaint-Germain.By bobricky 03:06 Sun, 25 May 2014 Comments
The fee, which could potentially
rise to £50m, was agreed on Friday
evening - with the Brazilian
defender set for a medical later
Luiz's move is widely expected to
be completed by the end of the
day, and the 27-year-old has
reserved special praise for the
west London side.
"Thank you Chelsea for three years
and a half of a great partnership.
I gained friends, matches and
titles that will always live on in
my memory," he told 'Globo
"I thank the staff, players and
fans! Geezers! This story wouldn't
have been possible without you.
"I am sad to leave because of the
friends that will stay but I am
happy to be on my way to another
big European club and to go to a
city that has always fascinated
"This is a new stage and new
challenges and I am sure that
together we will go even further.
The former Benfica defender is
currently in Brazil preparing for
this summer's World Cup, where
he is widely expected to partner
PSG captain Thiago Silva in central
Luiz, who made 143 appearances
for the Blues, took to social media
on Saturday morning to send
another thankful message to
He said on Twitter: "Tks CFC for
this time of great partnership. I'm
thankful for all! It's a new
challenge and together we'll go
even further. Allez Paris!
The Brazil international also sent
a message of thanks via Facebook,
where he revealed: "Thanks
Chelsea for the three and half
years of great partnership.
"I've made good friends, won
many titles and those memories
will last with me for ever. I'd like
to thank my team-mates, all staff
and all supporters (my geezers).
"I'm leaving with great sadness
but at the same time excited for
the new challenge that lies ahead
in this great club in a city that
has always enchanted me."
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