david luiz ecstatic after signing new chelsea deal

10:00    11 May 2019

David Luiz
Chelsea defender David Luiz is pleased to have signed a contract extension with the English giants on Friday evening.

The deal keeps the Brazil international at the former Premier League champions until June 2021.

The experienced defender helped the Blues reach the 2019 UEFA Europa League final where they will face their London rivals Arsenal on May 29.

"I am so happy to be here and to have this opportunity to stay. I love this club and I still have the ambition of a young player," Luiz said.

"It means a lot to reach another European final, and we still have the opportunity to finish in the top three of the Premier League this season and I will continue to try to do my best to help the team."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia explained why the club handed the 32-year-old a new deal.

"We are delighted David Luiz will be staying with the club," she added on the club website.

"He has set the perfect example to those around him throughout the campaign and been a huge influence on and off the pitch.

"With the Europa League final still to come, we hope to finish off the season with silverware and David will be central to that success in Baku and beyond."

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