The current performance of Aston Villa under Unai Emery is truly captivating, and no player seems to understand the manager’s instructions better than Douglas Luiz.
The 25-year-old Brazilian has experienced a resurgence in his career under Emery, and his recent two goals against West Ham demonstrated his vital role in the team.
Luiz, originally a player at Manchester City, faced work permit challenges that prevented him from playing for the reigning treble winners. Instead, he was loaned to Girona, a club within the City Group organization.
According to the Manchester Evening News, City initially held a buyback clause on the player, but this clause apparently expired in 2021. The report also mentions the presence of a sell-on clause, which might explain why Aston Villa rejected all three bids from Arsenal for the 25-year-old during the transfer window.
Given his current outstanding form, it’s challenging to imagine that the Midlands-based team would consider any offers for the player. However, if they were inclined to do so, the offer would likely need to surpass the market value to ensure Villa retains an amount they find acceptable.