Fee: €25 million
Benfica have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Chelsea for the transfer of David Luiz.
The board of directors at Benfica confirmed to the Portuguese stock market that the Brazilian defender moves to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £21m.
Luiz, 23, who is capable of playing not only in the centre of defence but also as a full-back on either side, has made 70 appearances for Benfica in the Portuguese Liga, scoring four goals, whilst he also has four caps for Brazil.
Their statement read, “Sport Lisboa e Benfica Futebol S.A.D., in compliance with Aritcle 248 of the Code of Securities, reports that it has reached an agreement with Chelsea Football Club Ltd. of the Premier League for the definitive sale of the sporting and economic rights of the athlete David Luiz Moreira Marinho for an amount of (€25,000,000.00 (twenty five million euros).
The deal will also Chelsea’s young midfielder Nemanja Matic move the other way as part of the deal, “We also report that this accord also provides for the outright transfer of all economic and sporting rights for the international athlete Nemanja Matic,” the statement concluded.