By Dominic Toner
David Luiz has re-signed for Chelsea – and the club’s supporters have expressed their delight over the deal.
Chelsea confirmed on their website that the defender has signed a three-year deal just two years after leaving Stamford Bridge to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Sky Sports report that the fee is believed to be in the region of £30million and the 29-year-old has made the switch despite Chelsea’s inability to offer European football this season.
Welcome back, @DavidLuiz_4!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2016
The Chelsea fans have gone into meltdown on Twitter and some are delighted with the decision to bring former cult hero Luiz back to Stamford Bridge.
However, others have placed huge question marks over his defensive ability, as he is well known for errors of judgement at the back.
Here are a selection of the fans messages on Twitter:
— JØE (@xJoeMc) August 31, 2016
— Anu Mcruz (@AnuMcruz) August 31, 2016
So happy David Luiz is back ? such a good player to watch ??
— Norton (@norton_geraghty) August 31, 2016
— Nick Green (@NickJGreen) August 31, 2016
— Big Nose (@Schnozzer) August 31, 2016
— James Smith (@_jamesdsmith) August 31, 2016
— Wan Ahmad Radhi (@namakuradhi97) August 31, 2016
The whole reason I started liking Chelsea is finally coming back home ❤️❤️ Welcome back David Luiz
— Jake (@Jakeeeyyyyy) August 31, 2016
I’m actually buzzing David Luiz is back in the prem
— Liam Jones (@LiamJoness_x) August 31, 2016
He left Chelsea for a reported world-record £50million fee for a defender to join PSG in 2014, which still stands as the highest price ever paid for a defender.
Conte was keen to bring in a new centre-back this summer and turned to Luiz after failing with bids for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and AC Milan’s Alessandro Romagnoli.
Despite his unorthodox and rash style of defending he was a part of the famous Chelsea side which lifted the Champions League in 2012, the only club from London to lift the prestigious trophy.
Following the club’s poor showing last season he will hope to return them back to the top of English football.
The London club currently have English duo John Terry and Gary Cahill occupying the centre-back positions with Kurt Zouma as backup.
In other Chelsea news, Premier League supporters reacted on Twitter to news of Luiz’s return to England.