Speaking before news broke that the Sao Paulo club have accepted bids believed to be from Barcelona and Real Madrid, the defender outlined how a shift from South America will help the 21-year-old blossom.
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"If he is happy to stay in Brazil, stay in Brazil but, if he wants to move, he needs to move because Europe can take a lot of potential, you can learn many different things about tactics and you improve your game."
With Jose Mourinho set to seal a return to the Blues' hotseat following his departure from Real Madrid, Luiz is excited about working with the Portuguese.
"If he comes back for Chelsea, I think he is a great coach," he enthused. "He has a lot of credibility in the world because he always did a great job. So of course everyone wants to have an opportunity to work with him."
Asked if he had spoken to longer-serving team-mates about what Mourinho's return would mean, the Brazilian replied: "They don't need to talk to me. I know about football.
"I know about Jose Mourinho and I watch television. I know him from Portugal, I know many things about him, so I know he is a great coach."
Luiz impressed Chelsea supporters in 2012-13 with his increasingly frequent contributions in a midfield role rather than centre-back and he is enthusiastic about his development, though he has no particular preference over where he plays.
"It was amazing for me because I learned many things, new things, that can help me for the future to improve my game and to be a better player," he remarked of his new position. "That is why I work hard every day, to improve, to help the team. It was a great season for me and for the team.
"I love football. It doesn't matter if I need to play in midfield or centre-back or striker or whatever; I want to help my team. I'm happy with the ball, I'm happy because I have the best job in the world."