After leaving Arsenal in the summer, David Luiz was ‘wanted by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti,’ but the trade was thwarted by red tape.
Following the exits of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane to PSG and Manchester United, respectively, Ancelotti was concerned that the Bernabeu club would be short in defense.
Despite the fact that Real had brought in David Alaba after his contract with Bayern Munich expired, their new manager was said to believe that one more centre-back was required.
Ancelotti reportedly called Luiz, who would have been available for free after his Arsenal contract expired, according to the Brazilian publication Globo. After signing for £21.3 million from Benfica in the January window, the pair previously worked together at Chelsea in the second half of the 2010-11 season.
Ancelotti’s attempts to sign the 34-year-old were unsuccessful since Real had already met their quota of non-EU players. Eder Militao, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo, all Brazilians, effectively put an end to Luiz’s relocation to Madrid.
Source: Daily Mail