Chelsea reveals why they extended David Luiz’s contract

Chelsea have explained why defender, David Luiz’s contract was extended.

Luiz on Friday signed a contract extension with the Blues that will see him remain at the Stamford Bridge until 2021.

Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia has now said that Luiz’s contract was extended because the Brazilian has set a perfect example to those around him throughout the season, adding that the centre-back has been a huge influence on and off the pitch.

“We are delighted David Luiz will be staying with the club,” Granovskaia told the club’s official website.

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

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“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.”

Luiz has scored 18 goals in 246 appearances in all competitions for the West London club.

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