Luiz has been linked with a move away this summer
Chelsea resigned David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain for £32 million on transfer deadline day in August 2016, after selling the defender to the Ligue 1 giants back in 2014.
The Brazilian quickly settled into the team and inspired Chelsea to win the 2016-2017 Premier League under Antonio Conte. He was one of the outstanding players that season and was named in the PFA Team of the year.
But after a wonderful season, the 31 year old has struggled for a regular run in the team this season, managing to play just 17 times in all competitions. Andreas Christensen has been preferred ahead of him by Conte.
The Defender has been heavily linked with a move away this summer and according to reports Ligue 1 giants Monaco are keeping tabs on him.
Former Chelsea player Alex wants Chelsea to keep Luiz beyond this season as he believes he is still one of the world’s best defenders, amid interest from Monaco.
“He has been out for two or three months with a knee problem. He was very good last year, it worked out well in the Conte line-up with three defenders,” Alex told Goal.
“There are many defenders who like to play in this line-up. David Luiz did very well as a libero. Unfortunately, he did not start well this season. I’m not sure what happened, probably a problem, so he lost his place in the starting line-up. I’m very fond of him. He’s a great friend, a great person.
“Could he leave? It’s difficult to talk, every day you may be surprised… We do not know yet if the coach will continue. Sometimes a new coach arrives, and the player ends up receiving more opportunities. David is an experienced player. For me, he should not leave, because Chelsea is an exceptional club. I think he should stay and try one more time. For the quality he has, the player that he is, the opportunities will appear.
“I have seen great players, especially in my position, who lost their place in their teams, for example John Terry, a player I always saw as the best player in the world of my position at that time.
“[Luiz], due to injury and some other things, has also lost his spot. David Luiz is still a great defender, and he’s not that old! You have to turn things around.”