David Luiz: I'll be happier in Paris than Barca or Munich

The defender believes he will enjoy his football far more in Paris than he would had he moved to Spain or Germany and says the whole club is set on winning the Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz says he wouldn't have been as happy had he joined Barcelona instead of the French champion.

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The Brazil international moved to Parc des Prince from Chelsea this summer as the Spanish giant began pursuing a number of high-profile defensive targets.

While a potential move to Camp Nou never materialized, with Barca focusing its efforts on the signing of Luis Suarez before later turning to center backs Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen, the 27-year-old claims he will enjoy his football far more in Paris than he would in Catalunya or in Germany.

"I'm sure I'll be happier here in Paris than if I had moved to Barcelona or Munich," Luiz told Telefoot. "I really believe PSG is the club of the future, that's why I'm happy to be here, and I think I'll stay here for many years."

Luiz said he was persuaded to join PSG during the offseason, and the defender claims the whole club has its sights set on a lofty goal.

"I talked a lot with Thiago Silva and the coach, Laurent Blanc," said the former Benfica man. "My decision was easy. PSG were made for me.

"The great objective is the Champions League. It's the dream here."