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Aston Villa has given approval for the sale of Douglas Luiz. The Brazilian star midfielder had played a major part in their 2023-2024 campaign. He helped Aston Villa to finish fourth in English Premier League but now the club is forced to sell him for the PSR rule.

Situation of Aston Villa

According to TeamTalk several English Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa, Chelsea, Newcastle, Nottingham forest have to raise a certain amount of money from player sales within 30 June. If they fail to do it, the Premier League governing body will punish them. This situation has also forced Aston Villa to sell Douglas Luiz.

Details about the potential sale of Douglas Luiz

Various sources have claimed that Aston Villa has put a price tag of £100m on the Brazilian midfielder. This heavy price tag has made Douglas Luiz untouchable for other clubs. According to TeamTalk clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus are interested in buying the player.

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Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of the player. Mikel Arteta sees the player as an upgraded version of Thomas Partey. In 2022, Arsenal tried to sign him for a fee of £25m. Aston Villa rejected this £25m bid. But this time the scenario is different. Now the club itself is willing to sell the player at a discounted fee. For the sale of Douglas Luiz, a fee of £50m is expected from Aston Villa. According to various sources Arsenal is willing to meet the new valuation. If Arsenal or any other club can manage to get the player within £50m, it will be an absolute steal.

On the other side, Aston Villa is also negotiating to buy some players. For example, they are in talks with Luton Town for Ross Barkley. So, all together Aston Villa is busy in balancing their investment and sale.

The emergence of Douglas Luiz

In 2017, Manchester City bought a young talented Brazillian midfielder from Vasco Da Gama. But the starting was not easy for him. He was sent on loan to LaLiga outfit Girona FC. In 2019, he joined Aston Villa on a permanent move. Aston Villa nurtured this young talented midfielder and turned him into a gem. In 2023-2024 campaign the real talent of Douglas Luiz was seen where he was bossing the midfield. He was shining in each and every game for Aston Villa. With his smooth dribbling ability, pinpointed accurate pass, he can easily be an integral part of any team. On top of that, this player has the ability to score goals from corners and screamers from outside of the box. With all of these abilities the £100m price tag for him is completely justified.

He is such a creative midfielder who can convert defense into attack with few passes. Douglas Luiz is a perfect midfielder for those teams who prefer to play counter-attacking style football. This player has some unique abilities in his repertoire. Some of them are flashy flair, accurate passing, vision, advanced reading of the game, stamina, etc. Every team will love to have such a world-class player. He can be an important asset for any team. For his outstanding performances, he has also made several appearances for his national team.

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