Arsenal told to pay £50 million to sign Douglas Luiz

Arsenal will have to cough up £50 million to sign 26-year-old Brazilian international Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa this summer.

According to a report by Daily Mirror, Douglas Luiz is the subject of interest from Arsenal. The Gunners are scouring the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, Aston Villa will demand around £50 million to part ways with the 26-year-old midfield mainstay.

Douglas Luiz and his Aston Villa journey

Douglas Luiz has blossomed into a powerhouse of a midfielder since joining Aston Villa from Manchester City in July 2019. The Brazilian international was with the Citizens for two years but spent that period on loan with Girona. However, moving to Aston Villa has transformed his career.

The 26-year-old has been a pivotal figure for Aston Villa in the last half a decade and played an instrumental role in the West Midlands club’s top-four finish in the 2023/24 season. Luis contributed to 20 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions, finding the back of the net ten times while providing ten assists.

However, Douglas Luiz’s long-term future at Aston Villa is uncertain due to the West Midlands outfit’s need to balance the books before signing new players. Such a situation has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. Arsenal will be one of his prospective suitors.

London calling?

The Gunners hold a long-standing interest in Douglas Luiz. They have previously attempted to sign the Brazilian international, but a move never saw the light of day. However, it is unsurprising why the Aston Villa mainstay remains on Arsenal’s radar over a possible move in the summer transfer window.

Thomas Partey faces an uncertain future at the Emirates, with Arsenal considering cashing in on him in the summer transfer window. So, they need a replacement for the Ghanaian international, with Luiz emerging as the top target for Arsenal. The Gunner now know how much it will take to sign him, with Aston Villa demanding around £50 million.

An outlay of £50 million is justifiable, considering Luiz is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can beat the competition, including Serie A giants Juventus, to the 26-year-old Aston Villa mainstay.

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