As Arsenal manager Unai Emery looks to add to his central
defensive options, The Gunners have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea’s David Luiz.
According to The
Mirror, a fee of £8 million has been agreed to take the opinion-splitting
Brazilian to The Emirates.
Emery has previously worked with the centre-back during his
time in charge of Paris St-Germain, and the Spaniard clearly views Luiz’s ability
to bring the ball out of defence as an attribute that would fit in well with
his Arsenal team.
The player only actually signed a new Chelsea deal three
months ago – a deal that tied him to Stamford Bridge until 2021 – so it seems a
little strange that Frank Lampard’s men would be happy to allow the 32-year-old
to leave for such a relatively small fee as £8 million. Either way, it looks as if this move is most certainly "on".
Having seen captain Laurent Koscielny depart for Bordeaux
this week, Emery was desperately in need of at least one new centre-half – and it
appears that the former Sevilla manager views Luiz as the perfect man to lead