David Luiz has signed a contract extension with Chelsea – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted negatively to the news.
The Blues have confirmed (official website) that the Brazilian defender has penned a new deal which keeps him at Stamford Bridge until 2021.
He moved back to West London in 2016 for a second spell with the club and has been an ever-present in Maurizio Sarri’s team this season.
The centre-back has made 48 appearances across all competitions this campaign, while he’s now featured in 246 games for Chelsea.
Luiz is a ball-playing defender that plays out from the back and has demonstrated his incredible range on numerous occasions this term.
He’s one of the more senior members in the dressing room given his experience and on his day is a Rolls-Royce defender.
But on the flip side he can be vulnerable to the odd mistake and a lack of concentration can be his biggest downfall.
The Blues have finished in the top four of the Premier League and reached a Europa League final with him in the heart of defence.
A selection of Chelsea fans are not pleased about Luiz’s new deal though, as they feel it lacks ambition to tie the 32-year-old down.
But there is a possible transfer ban looming and he is certainly fully committed to the club.
Here are some disgruntled fans discussing Luiz:
Big mistake. Gonna block Zouma coming in to the team who’s much better.
— . (@SarriballEra) May 10, 2019
Our back 4 are so bad and yet we managed to give them contract extensions 🤢
— ＩＬＨＡＭ (@adexkai) May 10, 2019
BETTER BE A SQUAD PLAYER
— ʇɔǝɟɹǝd s,ʎpoqou (@ydobon78) May 10, 2019
Why 2 years contract? Why not 6months to observe him?
— Kelechi Eze (@Kelechi59196979) May 10, 2019
Joke club giving clowns new deals like it’s nothing azpi 5 year deal he is finish luiz 2 year deal can’t defend a clown rudiger garbage can’t defend and Alonso I don’t even want to say how I really feel about him
— ChelseaFC 💙💙💙 (@G10Chelsea) May 10, 2019
Terrible, he only would’ve signed the contract if it guaranteed being a starter. He’s gonna block Zoumas development ffs
— Nathan (@MainstreamWeeb) May 10, 2019
Horrible decision from Chelsea to give Luiz a 2 year extension. How many more mediocre players are gonna be given extensions man at this club?
— ChelsBoy (@Pranav_CFC) May 10, 2019