David Luiz reveals five-year PSG deal

The 27-year-old central defender claims he has agreed to leave Chelsea and play for the French champions for five seasons following this month's World Cup in Brazil
Brazil defender David Luiz has revealed he has signed a five-year deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

His current club, Chelsea, and PSG both released statements on their official websites last month confirming that a deal  - which Goal understands is worth £40 million - had been agreed.

And now the 27-year-old, who is hoping to lead the Selecao to their sixth world title and their first on home soil, has confirmed he will be playing in Ligue 1 for the next five seasons.

“I have just signed a deal with PSG for five years,” he told Globo when asked if he intends to one day play in Brazil’s top flight.

“I left for Europe when I was 18, I skipped a few steps… We’ll see. What we plan today may not be right tomorrow.”

The Selecao’s vice-captain also spoke of the demonstrations seen across the country in protest of public spending for the World Cup.

“As long as the demonstrations happen peacefully, I respect them. I do not want to see violence,” he said.

“I do not like the vision that Europeans have about our country, that Brazil is bad. Brazil has many things to be great.”