With Chelsea defender David Luiz being recently linked to Brazilian side Palmeiras, some reports in the past few days have been claiming that he would like to move back to Benfica first.
The Portuguese press got excited with this information, but what newspaper Record writes today is that this transfer isn’t happening so soon.
The outlet has a short article saying that David Luiz does intend to play again for Benfica before returning to Brazil, but these moves will only happen at the end of his career. That would be ‘two or three years’ from now.
Meanwhile, the defender knows he has his future in his hands at the end of the season, when his contract with Chelsea expires. And in case he gets to leave the Blues, he knows he has the potential to stay a couple of years at another Premier League side.
David Luiz has made 130 appearances for Benfica between 2007 and 2011, and was sold to Chelsea on a €25m deal.
Regarding Palmeiras, there’s no special reason why the player would join them, except for the fact that they’re probably the richest club in Brazil and would be one of the few who could afford such a salary. As a kid, David Luiz actually used to support Corinthians, who are Palmeiras’ arch rivals.