David Luiz unveiled at PSG, World Cup woes a thing of the past
The World Cup was kind for defender David Luiz until Germany trounced his home country in the semifinals, 7-1, with his subpar performance as a leader of Brazil’s back line drawing substantial criticism.
Nonetheless, in his professional club career, he had made the switch from the BPL to Ligue 1--leaving a three-year stint at Chelsea for a new adventure at Paris Saint-Germain, a reported fee of £50 million forcing his departure from Stamford Bride.Flashing David Beckham’s former No.32, Luiz was unveiled at his new side today, glad to rid himself of the recent international misfortune.
.@DavidLuiz_4 portera le numéro 32 avec le @PSG_inside#BemVindoDavidLuizpic.twitter.com/9oWNK9J92r
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) August 7, 2014
Luiz will join a PSG team that will look to capture its third straight league title, having to face competition, besides AS Monaco, that generally isn’t capable of challenging the French giants.
This scene should provide the Brazilian footballer with comfort, considering the fierce chase for the Premier League title with a handful of squads vying for the top spot. Luiz will also have the companionship of his fellow countryman and center back Thiago Silva, who left AC Milan in 2012 to come on board at PSG.
PSG will face Reims in Ligue 1 play on Friday, but Luiz will likely not be fit for the match after his post-World Cup rest.