Luiz nears City departure

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Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz looks set to call time on his spell at the Etihad and join Aston Villa.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz looks set to call time on his spell at the Etihad and join Aston Villa.

The defensive midfielder, who is thought to be valued at £15m, has spent the past few seasons on loan at Girona as he struggled to break his way into Pep Guardiola’s first team.

Luiz is still highly-rated with the Citizens but with so much competition for places in the squad at the Premier League champions, City are content to allow the player to move on to pastures new with Villa.

Reports have suggested Luiz has flown out to the United States to join up with the rest of the Villa squad, with a deal expected to be completed shortly for the 21-year-old Brazilian.

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