Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Girona to Hand City Loan Star Luiz Major Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Girona to Hand City Loan Star Luiz Major Boost

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DOUGLAS Luiz has been told he can become a central figure for Girona this season, after agreeing a season's loan.

The £10m City signing was forced to go out on loan after he failed to land a work permit to stay with the Blues.

That infuriated manager Pep Guardiola, who had hoped to use him as back-up to fellow Brazilian Fernandinho at the heart of the Blues' midfield.

City eventually sent him back to their La Liga sister club ahead of the transfer deadline, even though he managed just five first-team appearances for the Catalan club last season.

Girona have a new coach in Eusebio Sacristan, and he has told Luiz he is very much in his plans.

"I think he can be adapted perfectly as a double pivot or playing alone," he said. …

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