Aston Villa have made some very impressive signings since returning to the Premier League, one of these has been Douglas Luiz. Clearly his good performances have not gone unnoticed as he is being praised for his performances so far.
Kevin Campbell praises Douglas Luiz
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell said:”I think Douglas Luiz is a very good player. He has been excellent at Villa. He knows his position and knows what he needs to do and does it very, very well. He enables other players to play.”
“I would not be surprised if City are looking at him to be honest. It is very difficult when a player that has been in your building flourishes elsewhere. I am sure they will have an eye on him.”
Villa will be hoping this isn’t the case
Speaking towards the end of last season, Dean Smith heaped praised on the midfielder as he said: ‘Douglas has been unbelievable since we’ve come back.’
The Brazilian moved from Man City in the summer of 2019 and is a key name on the team sheet at Villa Park. He is effective at breaking up opposition attacks and he has shown this in the current campaign. The 22-year-old has managed 1.3 interceptions a game this season (WhoScored). A player like this is crucial to allow the likes of Jack Grealish and the club’s other attackers to flourish further forward.
Dean Smith will be hoping that Manchester City don’t look to re-sign Douglas Luiz. However, with the praise he is receiving combined with his age and quality, this might end up being the case.
They sold the Brazilian to Villa for £15m in July 2019 but insisted on having a buy-back option of £25m included in the deal. Therefore if they did come in for Luiz, then Villa would not be able to do anything about it, so whilst fans will be keen to see the midfielder play well, the nagging doubts about his future will continue due to that buy-back clause.
In other Villa news, many fans are praising one defender following his start to the season. Have a read who it is here!
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