Lewis Ambrose

Aston Villa’s spending goes on as they chase £15m Man City deal

Newly-promoted Aston Villa are closing in on the £100m mark for the summer as they look to add Douglas Luiz to their cast of signings.

The Manchester City midfielder could become the club’s eighth first team addition if a deal is completed.

Villa’s summer signings so far

  • Tyrone Mings (up to £26m)
  • Wesley (£22m)
  • Matt Targett (£17m)
  • Ezri Konsa (£12m)
  • Anwar El Ghazi (£7m)
  • Kourtney Hause (£3m)
  • Jota (undisclosed)

According to the Telegraph, Villa are “poised” to sign the 21-year-old for a £15m fee.

Luiz joined Manchester City in 2017 but has not made an appearance for the club, instead spending two years on loan with Girona.

City had hoped to use the Brazilian last season but their appeal for a work permit was turned down.

The report adds that City, who rate the midfielder highly, will include a buy-back clause in any deal.