Aston Villa have signed Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee reported to be around £12.5m.
Villa, promoted back to the Premier League last season, have not revealed the length of the 21-year-old’s contract.
“Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Douglas Luiz subject to a work permit,” the club said on their official website.
Luiz joined City from hometown club Vasco da Gama in 2017, but he never featured for Pep Guardiola’s side and spent the last two seasons on loan at Spanish side Girona.
“Today is a really happy moment in my life and career. I hope I can be a leader in the team and live up to all the expectations as best as I can.”
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 25, 2019