Douglas to Girona via City


Manchester City have made their fourth summer signing after agreeing a deal for Douglas Luiz with Brazilian club Vasco De Gama.

City manager Pep Guardiola will hope to see his latest signing flourish in Spain's first tier, which will provide Luiz with his first taste of European football.

According to reports, Luiz cost Manchester City a fee of $12 million, and will head out on loan to Spanish club Girona who was newly promoted to La Liga this year.

The 19-year-old was a crucial part of his club's bid for promotion last season, which saw them finish third in the Brazilian Serie B and earn a return to the top flight.

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Douglas Luiz only officially became a Manchester City player yesterday and has already left England to embark on the next stage of his career as a footballer.

"He attracted the attention of City's scouts based in South America and is now set to follow in the footsteps of striker Gabriel Jesus, who has been a huge success following his move from Palmeiras in January".

Douglas is a Brazilian Under 20 worldwide and missed only one match this season for Vasco, who are now 10 in the Brazilian league.

On Friday, City confirmed a deal to bring in defender Kyle Walker from Tottenham in a deal that could reach £50million, while talks over the transfer of Benjamin Mendy are expected to be concluded soon.