Chelsea and Brazil superstar David Luiz has admitted that he may very well have left the club this summer should Antonio Conte not sealed his departure away from Stamford Bridge.
This is according to the Sun, who note that the former PSG defender failed to make a first team appearance for the club after February due to him having a fall-out with old boss Conte.
As per the Sun, when speaking about the rumours surrounding his future this summer, Luiz said “If the manager had stayed the same, of course, everybody knows maybe I would have had to move clubs”, something that will make Chelsea fans even more grateful for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival.
Luiz has proven to be a key part of Sarri’s plans this season, with the Brazilian international playing in all of the club’s league games so far.
The 31-year-old was very influential under Conte during the Italian’s first year at the club, as he played a key role alongside Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta at the back for the west London club, who won their fifth Premier League title that year.
Last season didn’t exactly go to plan for Luiz, as he only ended up making a measly 17 appearances in all competitions, something we’re sure the player himself was not best pleased with.
Luiz looks set to be a key player under Sarri at Stamford Bridge this season, something that doesn’t look like it would’ve happen had Conte not left this summer just gone.