Douglas Luiz flew into Manchester last night to complete his move to Man City in a deal worth an initial £10.7million, rising to as much as £14.1million in future.
The news that he was leaving his homeland for England was broken by Fred Caldeira of Esporte Interativo, who received the information from his colleague Lucas Pedrosa.
Douglas Luiz embarca hoje à noite para Manchester. Informação de @lucaspedrosaEI.
— Fred Caldeira (@fredcaldeira) July 13, 2017
Earlier on Thursday, Douglas visited Vasco’s training ground for the last time and began to say his goodbyes to teammates. Goalkeeper Gabriel Félix posted a photo of himself with Douglas with a caption wishing the 19-year-old well on his new adventure.
Douglas Luiz began to say his goodbyes to Vasco teammates at training on Thursday morning ahead of his trip to England to join City. pic.twitter.com/zOeWK0iYPr
— City Watch (@City_Watch) July 13, 2017
Douglas is not expected to stay long in England. He will undergo his medical and get to see the spectacular City Football Academy, but he is expected to quickly join CFG partner club Girona FC on loan, where he will get to experience La Liga.
But having invested an eight figure fee in the Brazil under-20 midfielder, City are sure to see him as more than a sell-for-profit signing and will be hoping he can team up with compatriot Gabriel Jesus in Pep Guardiola’s first team some day.
Want to know more about Douglas Luiz? City Watch spoke to Paulo Freitas, a Brazilian football expert, about City’s latest boy from Brazil.