David Luiz has been one of the biggest beneficiaries in Chelsea’s change of management from Antonio Conte to Maurizio Sarri this season. The veteran defender has seen his stock rise under the new coach, after spending almost all of last season on the sidelines, and he is thus hoping that he’ll even get a new contract as well.
According to Goal, the 31-year-old is “prioritising” Chelsea above any and all other options, having former a solid partnership with Antonio Rüdiger in the heart of Sarri’s four-man backline.
As one of the longest tenured Chelsea players, David is presumably well aware of the club’s policy of offering only one-year contract extensions to players over the age of 30, but presumably he would be fine with that arrangement as he enters that final six months of the three-year deal he signed back in the summer of 2016 when he returned to the club from Paris Saint-Germain. The report expects any negotiations to go smoothly, provided that Chelsea are willing to extend his contract.
Sign him up?