Benfica started negotiations with €20m-rated Arsenal centre-back

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Gunners centre-back David Luiz has spoken to the official website of Liga NOS giants Benfica this week. Brazil international has recalled the good campaigns he had at the Lisbon side, where he played between 2007 and 2011.

Besides showing a lot of love for the club, David didn’t mind promising he’ll return to the Eagles in the future, claiming he doesn’t want to wait too long before doing it.

Even though Luiz hasn’t set a date for his come back, Record highlights the fact that his deal with Gunners expires next year. That would make things a lot easier for the Liga NOS giants.

During the interview, the 33-year-old centre-back has admitted Benfica ‘don’t need him’, as they have good young defenders in their squad. But that won’t stop him from signing for the club again.

“If Benfica make the decision and I can be part of it, I will be available with the greatest joy in the world. The dream is to step on Estádio da Luz with the Benfica jersey again.”

“It will be one of the most exciting days of my life. I want to go back to wearing the sacred mantle, my 23 of Benfica, and go on the pitch as if I were 19 years old.”

The Brazilian centre-back played 130 games for the Eagles, having won the Portuguese League once and the Portuguese Cup three times. He left the club in 2011 to sign for Chelsea.