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Arsenal’s solid centre-back, David Luiz has no plans of leaving the London club as of now, Kia Joorabchian, David Luiz’s agent has informed the media. There has been a lot of talk going about David Luiz’s transfer to Benfica since his statements on his former club.
According to The Athletic, Arsenal paid £8m to Chelsea and £6m to “intermediaries to fix everything up”, in addition to Luiz’s annual salary of £10m. However, Joorabchian insists the figure of £6m paid to intermediaries to broker the deal is inaccurate.
In an interview with Sky Sports News on Sunday, Joorabchian insisted David Luiz did not want to leave north London, adding the club and player would discuss his future as soon as possible.
David Luiz Has No Plans Of Leaving Arsenal Anytime Soon
“He’s very happy at Arsenal,” Joorabchian said. “He has an extremely good relationship with both the coach and the sporting director. He has good relationships all throughout the club, right up to the owner. He respects everybody,” Joorabchian added.
“Arsenal had an option, which expired. We also had a pandemic [coronavirus]. So the option expired in the middle of the pandemic. We are all very aware of that situation and we are all trying, very slowly, to get back to this ‘new normal’, Joorabchian further said.
David Luiz Will Sit With The Arsenal Board Before The Next Season: Joorabchian
“These contract situations, these renewals, if he stays or if he goes… will all sort themselves out when we get back to some kind of ‘new normal’, Joorabchian said.
“David will sit down with Arsenal before the season begins, have his conversations and they will both decide if he will stay or not. That will come before the season starts. The chances are very high [of Luiz being at Arsenal next season]. There is no desire to leave,” Joorabchian added.