Chelsea may see Luiz as Terry’s successor – Keown

Date published: Thursday 1st September 2016 12:28

Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown thinks Chelsea could see David Luiz as John Terry’s long-term replacement.

Luiz only left the Blues two years ago but rejoined on transfer deadline day in a deal worth £34million from PSG.

The signing was one of the shocks of the final day of the window with interest from the Blues seemingly materialising within 24 hours of the deadline.

Not every Chelsea fan will welcome the Brazilian’s return after mixed reviews during his last spell, however Keown is backing him to be a success.

“It looks as though David Luiz has been brought in as the long-term successor to John Terry at Chelsea, and I think it’s a very good signing,” Keown wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.

“It was quickly forgotten how influential Luiz had been at Chelsea [after he joined PSG]. He was a real leader at the back and you can’t overstate the part he played in the 2012 Champions League final victory.

“It’ll be fascinating to see how he has developed in the past two years, and I expect him to settle in quickly.”

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