Chelsea defender David Luiz is on course to becoming a Barcelona player after it has emerged that the Catalan club are looking at the possibility of signing the Portuguese defender in the summer for around £ 35 million. David Luiz has been one of the great characters in English football after his arrival from Portuguese club Benfica in the January transfer window last season. He was signed for £ 21 million by Chelsea, but it is thought that Barcelona are willing to pay up to £ 35 million for the defender. Barcelona manager Guardiola has been extremely innovative in his ways to make Barcelona one of the strongest team in the world.
Barcelona have a unique style of playing in the way that they attack from the back. The defence of Barcelona does not rely on its strength to head the ball, but to play the ball from the back. David Luiz is the kind of player who will be exactly suitable for the way Barcelona play. Even though David Luiz has been ridiculed in English football for the way he defends, he could be playing for one of the best teams in the world next season provided they agree a fee with Chelsea for his services. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea will be willing to let go of a player they worked a lot to sign last season.
It is thought that David Luiz is going to be the signing who will eventually replace Carlos Puyol at the back for Barcelona. The 34-year-old defender is coming to the end of his career. He has been injured for most of the season, which has made Barcelona use defensive midfielder Mascherano in his position. The signing of David Luiz will be extremely crucial in this regard for Barcelona.