Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Land Teenage Brazil Star for £10M

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Land Teenage Brazil Star for £10M

Article excerpt

CITY have announced the acquisition of Brazil under-20 international Douglas Luiz.

As revealed by M.E.N Sport earlier this week, the 19-year-old has left Brazilian club Vasco Da Gama for a fee of around £10m.

Luiz is a silky-skilled attacking midfielder who made a name for himself in helping Vasco Da Gama to promotion to Brazil's Serie A in his debut season in the first team.

He scored twice in 15 appearances in that first season and this season has been a regular, scoring three times in 24 games as the newly-promoted team have established themselves in mid-table.

But Luiz will not walk into Pep Guardiola's first team set-up, with established names like David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne well ahead of him in the pecking order at the Etihad.

City football director Txiki Begiristain said: "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. …

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