Rangers' Michael Beale raves about Aston Villa's move for Douglas Luiz

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool U21 coach Michael Beale during the Liverpool v Sunderland Barclays U21 Premier League game at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on February 21,...

Aston Villa are nearing a deal for Manchester City's Douglas Luiz.

Douglas Luiz of Girona FC looks on during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and Girona FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on December 16, 2018 in Seville, Spain.

Aston Villa's summer spending spree continues, with two more signings expected to arrive at Villa Park in the coming days.

Loanees Anwar El Ghazi, Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings have all signed permanently, whilst Ezri Konsa, Matt Targett, Jota and Wesley have arrived too.

BBC Sport now claim that Stade Reims defender Bjorn Engels is nearing a £7million move, whilst Manchester City's Douglas Luiz will join for £15million pending a work permit.

 

Luiz is a particularly exciting addition, as he has been a regular for Brazil at Under-20 and Under-23 levels, and City have been holding high hopes for him.

The 21-year-old has so far failed to qualify for a work permit, meaning he's spent the last two seasons on loan at Girona in Spain, but could now join Villa.

Luiz will occupy the holding midfield role that Villa have been seeking to strengthen, possessing great passing, technical ability and bite in the tackle.

Douglas Luiz of Girona FC looks on during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Girona FC at Abanca-Balaídos on April 20, 2019 in Vigo, Spain.

One man who knows all about Luiz is Rangers coach Michael Beale, as he went over to coach in Brazil with Sao Paulo, so saw Luiz in action for Vasco da Gama.

Beale has taken to Twitter to praise the move, claiming Villa will be making a 'fantastic' signing by landing Luiz, and hearing his analysis may just leave Villa fans hugely excited.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool U21 coach Michael Beale during the Liverpool v Sunderland Barclays U21 Premier League game at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on February 21,...

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