Accordingly, 23-year-old Benfica defender David Luiz has signed a five-and-a-half year contract, amounting around £22 mil. , really a shopping spree here at Chelsea.
However, it is reported Benfica will receive £18 for now, the rest will come only when Luiz proves himself as a successful defender at Stamford Bridge.
This is not all, though. The deal will also take midfielder Nemanja Matic to Benfica in the summer.
David Luiz stated: “I am delighted to be joining a big English club, and I know very well the quality that Chelsea has.
“It is a major challenge for me but I am determined and confident in my ability to adapt to this excellent league, and I look forward to meeting my new team-mates.”
He will be joining his ex team-mate from Benfica, R5amires, here at Stamford Bridge, who, Luiz says his words convinced him to join the Blues.
Luiz added: “This is a positive move for me. To play in the Premier League for a club like Chelsea is a dream for any footballer.
“I have spoken to Ramires many times and he said I can succeed in England. I join Chelsea wanting to help and learn.
“I have watched many games in the Premier League and it’s always an incredible spectacle. To be at a club with John Terry and other stars is enormous for me and a personal challenge and I am determined to succeed.”
Written by Kovacevic Amela, freelance writer