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Aston Villa: Douglas Luiz ‘pushing’ for late exit

Aston Villa: Douglas Luiz ‘pushing’ for late exit -Aston Villa News

Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is ‘pushing’ to complete a permanent move away from the club on deadline day, journalist Fabrizio Romano reports.

The Lowdown: Luiz bids

The Brazilian may have scored directly from a corner in Villa’s 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday evening, but it may have been his final game for the club.

Constant reports on Thursday have suggested that Luiz will seal a move elsewhere, with the Gunners ironically the clear front-runners to acquire his signature.

With time ticking on, reports have suggested Arsenal may be forced to walk away from the deal due to Villa’s demands, but it seems that isn’t stopping Luiz from trying to force the move…

The Latest: Midfielder ‘pushing’ for exit

Taking to Twitter, Romano stated that a five-year deal to take Luiz to Arsenal is on the table, with the player himself wanting the move to materialise:

“The potential agreement between Douglas Luiz & Arsenal on personal terms would be on five year deal. It’s ready on player side — but not yet between clubs.

“Aston Villa insist they don’t want to sell Douglas but player pushing.”

The Verdict: Dendoncker to fill the void?

If Luiz does leave Villa, it will be an undoubted blow, considering he has been hailed as ‘fantastic’ by journalist Gregg Evans, making 116 appearances for the club in total.

It looks as though Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker has been lined up as Luiz’s replacement however and the hope is that he can fill the void seamlessly.

The 27-year-old has been an unsung presence in Wanderers’ midfield for some time, averaging 2.3 interceptions per game in the Premier League so far this season, so he could be a great addition for Steven Gerrard, adding steel and depth in that area.


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