Paris Saint-Germain centre-back David Luiz has praised Chelsea FC star Diego Costa, claiming the Spain international would be a great addition for the Ligue 1 giants.
The former Chelsea FC defender moved to PSG for a whopping £40m in the summer of 2014, and David Luiz has suggested it would be a good idea for Blues’ star Diego Costa to follow in his footsteps.
The Brazil international spoke highly of Costa, insisting that he is one of the best strikers in world football, while echoing the view of several footballers close to the Chelsea FC joint top-scorer in saying that he is very different person off the pitch than on it.
The pair will meet next month when the Premier League champions take on PSG in their Round of 16 tie, and if last season’s clash was anything to go by, they are unlikely to be particularly friendly on the pitch.
David Luis is quoted by ESPN FC as saying: “Diego is one of the most clinical strikers in Europe, he would be a welcome addition to any team,” Luiz said on Monday. “I think PSG have made their intent clear over the last three or four seasons, that we only add the best players.
“If Diego decides he has had enough of England and wants a new challenge, of course he would be welcome here.”
Commenting on the 27-year-old’s split personality, the centre-back claimed: “Diego and myself have had our clashes on the field, but you must understand there are two Diegos.
“On the field he is physical, he is confrontational, he will get in your face, that is part of his game. Off the field he is a good friend, one of the nicest guys you can meet, somebody I would go to dinner with.”
PSG could be on the lookout for a striker in the near future
Although the idea of Diego Costa moving to France is unthinkable at the moment, the Ligue 1 club could well be looking for a striker in the not-too-distant future. While Edinson Cavani continues to be played out of position — something manager Laurent Blanc publicly admitted recently — Zlatan Ibrahimović fast approaches the end of his glittering career.
If PSG are not careful, they could end up in a situation where both leave the club in the near future, which will then require them to find a top-quality striker in a market where there is a conspicuous dearth of them. Diego Costa may well have left Chelsea FC by then, and it is not inconceivable to think that David Luiz’s choice of striker may be considered if such a situation, however unlikely, were to arise.