Ex-Chelsea man David Luiz has fuelled the rivalry between his old side and Paris Saint-German ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash by claiming that he’s now worth more than the £50m he was sold for last year.
The Brazil international broke the world record for a fee paid for a defender when he crossed the Channel to leave west London for the Ligue 1 champions ahead of the start of the season.
Luiz himself had impressed for the Blues, but his erratic playing style and attacking instincts had long been viewed as a problem, with Jose Mourinho often electing to play him in midfield to limit the impact of his errors and wayward positioning.
As a result, the fee received for the curly-haired ace saw the deal branded a success for Chelsea, who made a profit on their man and freed up space for promising Frenchman Kurt Zouma.
However, Luiz feels that his old side may well have made a mistake after revealing that he feels his worth is in excess of the £50m it took to get him to Paris:
“I think and I hope in this room, I am valued more than £50m.” He told the London Evening Standard.
“Football is a business. You have these kind of things. It’s not for me to talk about the price.
“I just need to show my football every day and do my job for the club.”