Manchester City have signed the 19-year old Brazilian U20 midfielder Douglas Luiz. He has completed his medical and agreed on a 5-year deal.
“We are pleased to welcome Douglas. He is an exciting player with great potential, and everyone here is looking forward to helping him develop his talent and progress in the game”, said the City’s Director of Football and former Barcelona player Txiki Begiristai.
Douglas Luis, who’s full name is Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo, has started in the youth academy of Vasco da Gama in his homeland. After the signing with City, he will be sent on loan to Girona.
Luiz becomes the fourth Man City signing of the summer following the arrivals of Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Ederson. He is credited to be one of the biggest talents in the Campeonato Brasileiro Sеrie A.
Douglas Luiz has scored 3 goals in 25 appearances he made for Vasco da Gama and helped the team to get promoted into the top-flight of the Brazilian football, where he had a successful season with the club.