Douglas Luiz


£15m bargain Douglas Luiz is starting to prove himself indispensable to Aston Villa

Of all the assorted beneficiaries of Steven Gerrard’s nascent Aston Villa reign, none have blossomed more rapidly and more effectively than Douglas Luiz. Against Brighton on Saturday, Matty Cash scored a laser-guided first goal and Ollie Watkins took advantage of some sloppy defending for a game-clinching second, but behind them Luiz was the complete midfielder, both denying Yves Bissouma’s passing game and performing the under-the-radar donkey work, from which Philippe Coutinho in particular benefited. It was simple and unflashy but the £15 million bargain, whose spell at Manchester City was blighted by work permit shenanigans, barely misplaced a pass or mistimed a tackle. It was a connoisseur’s delight.
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Douglas Luiz set for new contract talks amid Arsenal transfer interest

Aston Villa have no intention of selling Arsenal target Douglas Luiz and are instead planning contract talks with the midfielder, 90min understands. Luiz's agents have been informed by Villa's hierarchy that they are ready to open negotiations over a new long-term deal. The Villans have had approaches from a couple...

Olympics 2020: Two red cards in Ivory Coast- Brazil stalemate; Douglas Luiz sent off on 13 minutes

Playing with 10 men for most of the game, Brazil held the Ivory Coast to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in the group stage of the men's Olympic football tournament. Brazil are the defending Olympic champion after winning on home soil at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. But the Brazilians were at a disadvantage early when Douglas Luiz, who plays for Aston Villa, was sent off in the 13th minute.

Manchester City transfer news: City weighing up move for Douglas Luiz

Manchester City are reportedly considering activating Douglas Luiz’s buy-back clause, with Pep Guardiola said to still be a huge admirer of the Aston Villa midfielder. Luiz joined Villa from City two years ago, having failed to make an appearance due to not qualifying for a work permit. According to 90...
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Douglas Luiz: ‘I’m proud to be from the favela. I’ve proved we can make it’

Douglas Luiz smiles and extends the index finger on his left hand, proudly displaying the tattoo of his father’s moustache. “When I was playing in Vasco’s youth team I used to always raise this finger in tribute to my father,” explains the Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder. His father, Edmilson Soares, has always had such elegant facial hair that he is known simply as Bigode (“Moustache”) throughout Nova Holanda, the favela in Rio de Janeiro where the player grew up in a two-room house with his parents and three brothers.

Big clubs take note - Douglas Luiz is one of the best holding midfielders around

As Aston Villa continue to impress as the season goes on, we're seeing that there is far more to Dean Smith's team than just Jack Grealish. In attack, Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley are having excellent seasons, while goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is proving to be worth the money spent to bring him in from Arsenal. Matty Cash has been a revelation at right back and Ezri Konsa is having a season that has him flying under the radar for a potential place in England's Euro 2020 squad.