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Barcelona: Is David Luiz the answer?

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After the eventual sale of Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich and, with Manchester United interested in Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona will no doubt be looking to add depth to its ever depleting midfield.

As a result Barca may try to sign David Luiz.

Luiz was an integral member of Chelsea FC’s European success and Brazil’s Confederation Cup team, who swept Spain in the 3-0 final win.

Since joining Chelsea in the January 2011 transfer window, a period that also saw the arrival of Fernando Torres, Luiz has all but cemented his popular status with managers and fans alike.

His talents in defence appear to have been matched by his expert attacking play within midfield - a position that Luiz thrived in whilst under the tutelage of former interim manager Rafael Benitez.

And it is exactly that resourceful nature, combined with a growing habit of scoring vital goals and set pieces that has alerted the Catalan giants.

A fee in the region of around £35 million pounds is likely to be needed to pry Luiz away from Stamford Bridge, an amount that some would consider relatively low for a player who would naturally fill the role of centre-back or centre-midfielder.

The arrival of David Luiz at the Camp Nou would also render the services of Javier Mascherano, at the centre of defence, obsolete and provide the natural successor to Carlos Puyol, that Barcelona have craved for far too long.

However, with cult fan favourite Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea this summer, Luiz’s future is unlikely to be settled until after the initial stages of pre-season and after Mourinho brings in possible replacements, as he begins to forge his squad for next season.

 

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