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(Instagram) Chelsea legend welcomes back David Luiz as fans call for his return too

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is evidently pleased with David Luiz’s return to Stamford Bridge this week after taking to Instagram to share his thoughts.

In a poignant post, the 33-year-old borrowed one of the Brazilian’s favourite slogans as he noted: “Welcome back, Geezer” on his official page.

Luiz secured a return to the Blues this week in a deal worth £34m, just two years on from when he left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of £40m, according to BBC Sport.

As he looks forward to the second chapter of his story with Chelsea, Essien has seemingly given his seal of approval on the move, although there are many who have questioned the sense in the transfer and are surprised by Antonio Conte’s decision.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian defender will push to get back into the starting line-up in west London after the international break, with Essien seemingly still a popular man with the club’s supporters too as many left comments insisting that they wished he would return as well.

That’s obviously unlikely to happen as all eyes will now be on Luiz as he looks to silence his critics and prove that he’s returned a much better player compared to the one that left in 2014.

Welcome back Geezer @davidluiz_4 ???? #CFC ?

A photo posted by Michael Essien (@iam_ess) on

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