According to L’Equipe, OM have started discussions with Brazilian defender David Luiz (34), at the end of his contract at Arsenal.
Twelve years after the arrivals of Gabriel Heinze, Edouard Cissé and Fabrice Abriel in the Old Port, will OM once again welcome a former PSG player? It’s a possibility.
According to The team, which confirms information from the biographer of Jorge Sampaoli, the Marseille club has started discussions with the Brazilian David Luiz (34), at the end of his contract at Arsenal.
>> Live transfer information
Benfica as a competitor
According to the sports daily, Marseille is working on several files to strengthen its defense, knowing that Duje Caleta-Car will probably leave, and that no agreement has (yet?) Been reached with Borussia Dortmund to keep Leonardo Balerdi. And the David Luiz case is an opportunity to attract an experienced player, without paying transfer fees.
Still, his former club Benfica – where he has already said he wants to end his career – is also on the spot, and that the current level of David Luiz questions. In two seasons at Arsenal, the former Parisian (2014-2016) has certainly made 73 appearances, but he distinguished himself by some gross errors and chronic indiscipline, with six penalties conceded and three red cards received.
In mid-May, the London club announced its decision not to offer him an extension. “It has been confirmed that David Luiz will leave the club at the end of his contract at the end of the season, the Gunners said in a statement. Mikel Arteta has worked closely with the Brazil international, and says his influence on and off the field will be missing. “