You might remember David Luiz from his time at Chelsea. He won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup while at Stamford Bridge, and was a bit cheeky as well.
David Luiz back to Chelsea! #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/alO2dTEibT
— 8bit-Football.com (@8bitfootball) August 31, 2016
The move took many by surprise, but it seems that Luiz was the one who forced the deal through, rather than Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG refused to sell David Luiz until he said yesterday he wanted Chelsea move. Fee Â£30m. PSG also turned down Chelsea offer for Marquinhos
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 31, 2016
With quick social media reactions like this, that is entirely believable.
David Luizâs Facebook page right now: pic.twitter.com/RPnNTcNjw5
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 31, 2016
One of Luiz’s potential new team mates all but confirmed the move on Twitter.
Once ennemies … now best friends ? ððð @DavidLuiz_4 #WelcomeBack pic.twitter.com/RF3DETj6lL
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 31, 2016
It’s almost unbelievable how much the Sideshow Bob lookalike has accumulated in transfer fees.
David Luiz becomes the first defender to chalk up Â£100m+ of transfer fees! pic.twitter.com/rimP1ZWoKm
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) August 31, 2016
And some have been critical regarding the incentives behind the move. Will Luiz improve Chelsea as a football team?
Chelsea's deal for @DavidLuiz_4 evidence that clubs look at players as brands as much a sporting talent these days. Changing times #CFC
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) August 31, 2016
On closer inspection, Chelsea seem to be adopting a hokey cokey approach to their transfer policy.
Sign David Luiz for cash & Matic.
Sell David Luiz.
Re-sign David Luiz. pic.twitter.com/VDMsw6yiCH
— Coral (@Coral) August 31, 2016
It seems that Sky Sports News were more excited than the fans…
Sky really over egging this David Luiz transfer. It's hardly 'sensational'.
— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) August 31, 2016
it'll be sick having David Luiz in the prem again, he'll be able to show all the young English kids how not to defend
— hudd (@hudd97) August 31, 2016
Meanwhile, others have a little more belief that this could actually be a good signing.
Whatever you think of David Luiz the player, and I have my reservations, he is a leader and a talisman + that is something #cfc have lacked
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 31, 2016
Welcome back to the Premier League, David!