Frank Lampard berated David Luiz over his performances before selling him.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reportedly ripped into David Luiz before his move to Arsenal where he criticized one of his pre-season performances.
The 32-year-old, who originally featured in Lampard’s plans, was allowed to leave for Premier League rivals Arsenal in an €10 million deal on deadline day.
Luiz, who made his debut for the Gunners in their 2-1 victory against Burnley last weekend, has made a quick impression at his new club but Lampard was furious with how he played in pre-season – which played a factor in his move away. While he might have impressed against the Clarets, he failed to prove his worth to Lampard mostly during the 5-3 win against Red Bull Salzburg last month.
According to the Independent, the former Derby boss Franck Lampard gave Luiz criticized Luiz over his display, which created a tension between the two men. The reports claims that Lampard and Luiz were more than happy to part ways when Arsenal came knocking late in the window.
Commenting on how the move materialized, Luiz told ESPN Brasil: “In talks with Lampard, he had a different plan for the year. So we spoke in total honesty and he made it clear that he had different ideas from mine.
“So I had this opportunity to receive an offer from Arsenal, which is a great club. I still respect Chelsea. It’s never easy for people to understand everything that goes on. I decided to get on this new journey, a new home, where I will do everything to shine as well.”