Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed he was shocked when Chelsea boss Antonio Conte re-signed David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain for £34million after leaving Stamford Bridge in 2014.
Luiz has been superb for Chelsea since returning to Stamford Bridge and Neville has praised the impact the Brazilian has had since returning to Chelsea.
“The one thing that surprised me and shocked me was the signing of Luiz,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“I did not think for one minute he would be a Conte-type player.
“I think of those three centre-backs he had of Chiellini, Buzagli and Bonucci with Juventus and Italy. They were hard, solid brilliant defenders. You can’t get through them.
“The way he’s got Luiz playing, I think he’s simplified his game a lot more.
“He’s got the two lads in front being protective and he’s got Luiz behind doing what Luiz does best, he can be a commanding personality.
“Big credit to him, he’s done a brilliant job.”