Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz rejected a new contract over the summer and wants to leave Villa Park.
That’s according to Italian outlet Il Romanista, and unsurprisingly the news has had a number of Villa fans talking on social media.
Luiz has been absent through injury in recent weeks and has missed Villa’s last three Premier League games. The Brazilian’s current contract expires in 18 months’ time, and it seems as if he doesn’t have any plans to agree fresh terms in the Midlands.
Roma were heavily linked with a swoop for the midfielder over the summer, and they have once again been name-checked in a story regarding Luiz.
Il Romanista suggest that he interests Roma ‘quite a lot’, although Villa are demanding €35m (£29.6m) in any potential sale. The 23-year-old reportedly wants out of Villa Park, and it seems as if the Giallorossi could come back into the frame during the winter window or next summer.
Villa fans react
The AVFC Faithful shared the rumours on Twitter days after winger Bertrand Traore was linked with a Villa exit. Here is what these Villa fans had to say in reply, with a mixed response from supporters on a possible departure for Luiz, who has been the team’s best performer this season as per WhoScored averages but has had his critics among the fanbase in the past.
“I don’t believe this tbh but I wouldn’t be super upset if we were to see Dougie leave for a good profit. People bag players for inconsistency but give Dougie much more leeway. Happy to see him sign, not crying seeing him leave.”
“Sad if true”
“Confirm you’re going nowhere please @dgoficial”
“The first of the deadwood getting shipped out”
“Let him go if he wants to move on, he will get replaced easily enough, if he was that good Man City would have taken him back when they had the opportunity, City showing no interest back then said much in my opinion.”
“We need to strengthen the midfield anyway. Not sure if Luiz was ever the answer.”
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