Arsenal latest recruit, David Luiz has opened up that Chelsea medical staff Dr. Paco Biosca surprisingly couldn’t hold his emotions as he cried when he called him after he decided to quit Stamford Bridge for their London rivals, Arsenal at the last day of the transfer window in England.
The Brazil defender had an understanding with Chelsea new boss Frank Lampard last week in which he explained Luiz is not guaranteed a starting place at the club, which made him to look for a late transfer away from Stamford Bridge. Arsenal had been searching for a new center-back all summer and stepped in to land the 32-year-old in a bargain £8million deal on transfer last day.
The move happened very quickly, with Luiz arriving at Arsenal’s London Colney training premises just a few hours before the window closed. He did his medical with club doctor Gary O’Driscoll and the two had a conversation concerning his counterpart at Chelsea, Biosca.
The Spanish doctor, who is very well liked by players and staff around Cobham and has worked under a series of managers since he joined the club way back in 2011, was highly unhappy to see Luiz leave and phoned him in tears. Luiz spent a total of seven seasons playing for Chelsea across two separate spells with a brief stay at PSG in between and conquered everything from the Premier League to the Champions League.
Talking about the switch, the center back told Arsenal’s website:
The cycle finished there. It was a conversation between me and Chelsea and everybody. I had an opportunity to come to another big club. In my life, I’ve always liked to do some challenges. I’m not scared at all to try things. I think not too many players would make this kind of move, they would maybe be scared, or something like that.
I’m just trying to do big things in my life, so like I said, my cycle at Chelsea finished and now I’m excited to start a new chapter of my life here.”