Luiz & Man City
Douglas Luiz joined Manchester City in July of 2017 from Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama, for a fee believed to be around £10m.
However, Luiz has yet to feature for Man City, and has instead spent the past two seasons on loan in La Liga with Girona.
Luiz’s first season in Spain wasn’t too great, as he made just 17 appearances across all competitions, many of which came from the bench.
This past season, though, saw the Brazilian’s game time increase, as he competed in 29 games for Girona.
Luiz is naturally a central-midfielder, but he can also play as an attacking and defensive mid.
Villa’s 8th signing of the summer?
After two years with the Manchester club, it now looks as though the 21-year-old will leave without ever making a senior appearance for the Citizens.
That is because, according to the Telegraph, Aston Villa are closing in on his signature.
Villa are said to have agreed a £15m fee with City for Luiz’s services.
Should Luiz make the switch to Villa Park, he will be the club’s 8th signing of the summer.
The newly-promoted side have not been shy in the 2019 summer transfer market, as they look to fight off immediate relegation back to the Championship.
Dean Smith’s side have already signed Wesley, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, Ezri Konsa, Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and Kortney Hause.
The latest of these signings was Ezri Konsa, from Brentford:
The boss on Ezri…
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) 11 July 2019