Speaking to ESPN Brasil, via Sport Witness, former Man City midfielder Douglas Luiz has opened up over his move to Aston Villa – claiming that he is ‘aware’ of the Sky Blues’ repurchase option and also revealed how manager Pep Guardiola ‘did everything’ he could to keep the Brazilian in Manchester.
Luiz, who left Eastlands for Villa in the summer of 2019, in a deal worth £15 million, has since gone on to shine in the Midlands under Dean Smith – with reports emerging over the summer Man City could be willing to buy him back.
Should Man City re-sign Douglas Luiz?
Yes, 100%, bring him home
No, we have Rodri
Sporting director Txiki Begiristain inserted a £25 million buy-back clause in the agreement, which may allow City to instigate a return for the tough-tackling ace at some point in the future.
As Luiz opens up over his move to Villa, plenty of Man City fans have flocked to this news in response – pleading for his signing and going wild over a potential reunion.
Some supporters even pinpointed him as an ideal heir to Fernandinho, find all of their best verdicts from Twitter down below.
Man City fans go wild for Luiz
He wants to come back🥺
— Josh (@Joshua97350997) December 10, 2020
Sounds like he’s more than just aware of the option. Sounds like it’s a go!
— Chris Howard (@Chris_G_Howard) December 10, 2020
Get him signed!!
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) December 10, 2020
Really hope we bring him back. Perfect ferna replacement.
— Charlie 😴🦃 (@MCFCcharlie) December 10, 2020
Him and Gabby spend a lot of time together. He’s definitely willing to come back and would be a perfect squad player
— Man of City (@170million) December 10, 2020
He could be open to come back if he thinks pep likes him
— Ali 〽️‼️ (@ali_nw7) December 10, 2020
Bring him back
— Richie Rich (@Mitch63905337) December 11, 2020
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