On-loan Manchester City teenager ranked 7th best in the world by FourFourTwo

Manchester City youngster Douglas Luiz has been ranked 7th on the FourFourTwo 100 Best Teenagers in the World list.

The 19-year-old was signed from Brazilian side Vasco da Gama in the summer in a deal reportedly worth around £10.7million and was soon sent to sister club Girona FC in Spain.

Douglas has shown flashes of talent when given the chance by Girona coach Pablo Machín, but has been handed very few starts despite his obvious skill set. He has made just 1 start in La Liga, with 7 other appearances from the bench.

Despite that, FourFourTwo has recognised his huge potential by ranking him high on their list.

Their summary of the City-owned player reads:

“Douglas has only started once in Spain so far – against Barcelona, of all sides – but performed well in the big game and is likely to get a lot of playing time throughout the season. Even Brazil coach Tite is delighted with the youngster, noting his passing range and magnificent first touch.

It’s way too early for the midfielder to think about the Seleção, but his time could come in a couple of years.”

No other City players were included on the list, with Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden perhaps excluded due to their lack of first team football. The top 10 is as follows:

1. Gianluigi Donnarumma
2. Kylian Mbappé
3. Marcus Rashford
4. Christian Pulisic
5. Federico Chiesa
6. Kai Havertz
7. Douglas Luiz
8. Matthijs de Ligt
9. Trent Alexander-Arnold
10. Manuel Locatelli

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