Monday, May 17, 2021

Benfica looking at return of David Luiz

Benfica Blog
Benfica are being linked once again with former defender David Luiz who will become a free agent in the summer after his contract with Arsenal expires. Luiz was linked with a return to Benfica last summer but re-signed for another year with the London based club. The 34 year old was with Benfica last, in the winter of the 2010/11 before being sold to Chelsea for €25M.

Luiz spent three and half seasons with Chelsea before moving to PSG for two seasons and then returning to Chelsea for three more years before settling with Arsenal in the summer of 2019. Benfica is rumoured to have offered Luiz a salary of €33,000 a week to join the club which would be a major pay cut from his current €100,000 a week he currently earns.

A move to a crowded Benfica back end is not the best resources of funds that the team could spend considering the club needs to shore up it's midfield for next season. Luiz appeared in 130 games across all competitions while at Benfica were he scored six goals while setting up nine. The ball would be in Luiz's court if he would be open to take a massive pay cut to join a club he still loves.

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