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David Luiz signs for PSG

David Luiz
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David Luiz has claimed that his move to PSG is now official, and also discussed his excitement at the new challenge.

In an interview with L'Equipe Luiz stated, "Yes, this is a new stage in my life, a new project in a new country with a new language,"

"I was very happy at Chelsea, I won major titles, I made friends, I gained everybody’s respect, but I think I have come to the end of a cycle.

"I will now begin another in Paris after the World Cup. I am very pleased, it will be announced when the transfer window opens and all documents will be finalised, but we can now talk and confirm that everything is okay. It's official: I'm joining PSG and I'll be very happy."

"As I often say, I am privileged; I have played at big clubs in beautiful cities,”

“I'll have an opportunity to discover more with Paris Saint-Germain in Paris."

"I cannot complain, I have to enjoy it and represent PSG as best I can. I will try to achieve our goals, win titles, and show who I really am. This is what I want for my future at PSG."

Once David Luiz joins PSG he will most likely play along side Brazilian Thiago Silva, who he admits was a factor in him joining PSG stating, "Of course he influenced my decision! Thiago is a great friend, a great player but you know I didn’t even need to clarify that."

"He is someone I get on really well with, and has been a mate since the first time we met at the national team. He is very friendly, he has a big heart, he is humble and has the same dreams as me... the only problem is that I'm going to spend more time with him than with my family!

"It's fantastic to work with a player of his talent every day, especially when he is such a wonderful person."