Manchester City signs Brazil U20 midfielder Douglas Luiz from Vasco da Gama
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester City has signed Brazil Under-20 midfielder Douglas Luiz from Vasco da Gama.
City announced the transfer of Luiz on a five-year deal on Saturday and said the club will ''make a further statement about Douglas' immediate development pathway in the coming days,'' suggesting he will be sent out on loan. Early reports suggest that he will fly out to Spain and join partner club, Girona FC, who recently achieved promotion to La Liga.
Douglas had a strong season with Vasco, which consequently earned him a role with Brazil's U20 squad earlier this year.
Txiki Begiristain, City's director of football, said the 19-year-old Luiz is ''an exciting player with great potential, and everyone here is looking forward to helping him develop his talent and progress in the game."'