Report: Dean Smith massively impressed by Douglas Luiz in Aston Villa training

Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in Birmingham, United...

Douglas Luiz made his first start for Aston Villa against Bournemouth last weekend.

Dean Smith the manager

According to the Daily Telegraph, Douglas Luiz has hugely impressed Dean Smith in Aston Villa in training.

Villa brought in Luiz from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, and he ranks as one of their most eye catching captures.

Luiz had impressed in Spain, on a loan spell with Girona, and Villa had reportedly been tracking him for months before they pushed to do a deal with Manchester City.

The 21-year-old has wasted no time capturing the eye of his new manager, and Smith is said to have been taken aback by just how good the midfielder is.


Luiz made his first start for Villa against Bournemouth, but it is claimed that Smith almost picked him from the off against Tottenham Hotspur on opening day, despite him missing almost all of pre-season, as he looked so good on the training pitch.

Luiz actually had a mixed full debut for Villa last weekend, as he was at fault for the second goal they conceded, before rifling home a brilliant effort from long-range to open his account.

Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa walks off dejected after losing 3-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in...

Villa went on to lose 2-1, which means that Smith’s side are pointless after their first two matches back in the top flight.

The Villans will be desperate to get their first win under their belts as soon as possible, and they take on Everton tomorrow, with Luiz reportedly set to start again.

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