Zlatan Ibrahimović expects David Luiz to settle quickly and succeed at Paris Saint-Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimović is confident David Luiz will settle quickly and succeed at Paris Saint-Germain.
The defender was signed for a reported fee of £50 million from Chelsea in June, but is yet to arrive in France, as he is still on vacation following the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Brazil.
Luiz’s performances at the tournament were decidedly mixed. He scored important goals against Chile and Colombia, but saw his defensive credentials occasionally exposed and was Brazil’s captain in their 7-1 semi-final defeat to eventually winners Germany.
Despite Luiz’s difficult summer, Ibrahimović believes he will be able to adapt to his new surroundings with ease.
“It's not a difficult group to enter and every player who has come has felt welcome. It's easy to adapt and it's up to him,” said the Swede, as reported by Sky Sports.
"I think it's a positive thing. We're waiting for him to come here and settle down, to get to know the players, the club, the supporters and the city, which is amazing.
"I think he's professional and he's waiting to come here. There will be no problems!”
Luiz started his professional career with Vitória, where he spent a year in the first-team, before being signed by Benfica - initially on loan - in January 2007. His time in Portugal was largely successful - he won the 2009/10 Primeira Liga and three Taça da Liga - and he was eventually purchased by Chelsea for a reported fee of €25 million in January 2011.
The 27 year-old would go on to have more success with the Fulham based side, winning the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.