David Luiz could link up with Mario Balotelli at Turkish side Adana Demirspor as president Murat Sancak reveals they are hoping to ‘reach an agreement’ with the free agent soon
- David Luiz could join Mario Balotelli at Turkish Super Lig side Adana Demirspor
- Luiz is a free agent after his Arsenal contract expired at the end of the season
- As a result, the Super Lig side are hopeful they will reach an agreement with Luiz
- They newly-promoted side have already signed Balotelli and Younes Belhanda
Former Arsenal defender David Luiz could join Mario Balotelli at Turkish Super Lig side Adana Demirspor.
Luiz became a free agent after his Arsenal contract expired at the end of the season – bringing his two-year stay at the Emirates to a close.
As a result, the newly-promoted Super Lig side are hopeful they will ‘reach an agreement’ with Luiz and sign him alongside Balotelli and Younes Belhanda this summer.
Former Arsenal defender David Luiz could join Turkish Super Lig side Adana Demirspor
Having finally put an end to their 26-year exile from the Turkish top-flight, club president Murat Sancak is eager to strengthen their starting XI to avoid relegation.
He has already acquired the signatures of Balotelli, Belhanda and Britt Assombalong for the 2021-2022 season.
Now Sancak is looking to confirm a deal with former Arsenal defender Luiz and ‘three or four more players’.
According to The Sun, he told Turkish media: ‘The discussions with David Luiz are going to continue. I hope we can soon reach an agreement.
‘When salaries are very high, one needs to negotiate a little.
‘We are getting ready for the new season, and I urge our fans to get ready as well.
Such a move would see him link-up with Mario Balotelli (above) and Younes Belhanda
Luiz was released from Arsenal at the end of the season after a tough season with Mikel Arteta
‘We have signed a world-class star in Balotelli, and added Younes Belhanda to our squad.
‘We will sign three or four more players before the season begins.’
The 34-year-old will be available on a free transfer following the end of his two-year stay at Arsenal this summer.
The centre-back spent two years in the French capital playing for PSG from 2014 to 2016 after joining the club in a £50million deal from Chelsea.
Luiz rejoined the Blues at Stamford Bridge, before moving to Arsenal in 2019. During his time at the club he made 73 appearances under both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.
The Brazilian also won the FA Cup under Arteta and previously claimed the Champions League, Premier League and Europa League with Chelsea.
David Luiz came close to tears tears as he said an emotional farewell to his Arsenal teammates
Luiz has made it clear he is emotional to be leaving Arsenal – having teared up during his farewell speech to his teammates in May.
He said: ‘If, in some moments, I did something bad with you guys, sorry, but it was always my intention to give my best for you guys.
‘It was always my intention to help you guys. I think you guys understood a bit that I am a collective person, so my happiness is to see the others happy. So I try my best.
‘Thank you so much. I hope to see you soon guys. I’m going to play for a few more years and soon I’m going to be coach… so maybe someone from here is going to be my player! I don’t see a lot of parts for young players! [laughs]. ‘But for sure it’s great. It’s never easy when you finish a cycle but it’s always great because God has the best for us.
‘I just say to you guys, especially the young guys, enjoy it because football goes so quickly. One day I was the youngest in the changing room, now I’m the oldest.’