David Luiz is out injured at the moment with knee and ankle problems, and it looks like he will be out for the rest of the season.
Luiz will not be in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Russia after losing his place at Chelsea and losing his place in the Brazil squad.
But he has said in the Mail today he’s cheering on Newcastle because he’s watching his teammate and fellow Brazilian Kenedy playing so well on Tyneside.
Kenedy and David Luiz at Chelsea
This is what Luiz has said in the Mail:
“You see his tattoos and the ripped jeans and you think he is a crazy boy, but he is shy.”
“His past was not easy, he is from the street.” “But he is a great boy with a big heart.”
“I try to watch all of Newcastle’s games and he calls me to ask about his performance.”
“But he should not worry, he has been amazing.”
“I am cheering all the goals.”
Newcastle will try to make the move permanent for Kenedy this summer, but it’s a good question whether the Blues will sell.
We were also linked with Luiz last summer, and it’s likely he will want to leave Chelsea in the summer to get first team games elsewhere.
But we’re not sure Newcastle can afford the fee Chelsea will want for Luiz.
What do you think?