David Luiz completes £50m switch to PSG - and will be leaving Chelsea with all his hair

Brazil defender will join Ligue 1 side after the World Cup

Paris St Germain have finally confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz, who has agreed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 side.

A fee between the big-spending French outfit and Chelsea of around £50m was agreed soon after the conclusion of the domestic season however the deal took time to be completed.

The French champions confirmed the deal for the 27-year-old defender on their website with the former Benfica player set to team up with his international team-mate Thiago Silva in the heart of defence at the Parc des Princes.

The player himself had indicated earlier that the details had been agreed.

The 27-year-old centre-back, who starred for Brazil in their 3-1 win over Croatia last night, told all in a radio interview before the game.

 

"I'm just concentrating on playing,” he told Globoesport. “I just signed a five-year contract with PSG.

"But what we plan for today might not be right for tomorrow.

"In the future I will have a child, a family and my priorities might change.

"You have to think of others, not just yourself.

"If a football player could plan his whole career, he would say: 'What I want is to play on this team, be a champion every year, and be selected for the national team.'"

It brings an end to a three-year spell at Stamford Bridge for the entertaining defender. As well as some daft mistakes at the back and spectacular goals, Luiz will be best remembered in the Premier League for his 'Sideshow Bob' hair cut.

The Brazilian's hair has been one of the major talking points of this summer's World Cup with his locks regularly trending on Twitter and being heavily searched. In England Luiz's hair has been searched for more than Saturday's Group D opponents Italy. The spike in interest came amid rumours he had cut it short, but anyone concerned by such news will have been relieved to see him sporting his trademark hair in the opening game of the World Cup.

Soon it will be a subject for French football fans to get excited about.

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