It’s safe to say, Douglas Luiz‘s loan move from Manchester City to Girona FC isn’t working out as planned so far.
The 19-year-old midfielder, signed by the Blues from Vasco da Gama in the summer for a reported £10.7million, has shown flashes of brilliance in his scant minutes on the pitch, including a solid performance against Barcelona.
However, with just one La Liga start and 231 minutes played in Spain’s top flight, it isn’t enough for a player still developing.
The Brazil youth international was in action tonight for Girona, but it was not a league game, rather a Cope del Rey fixture against Levante, which saw other City loanees starved of minutes on the pitch, Aleix Garcia and Marlos Moreno, get rare starts.
According to major Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, if Douglas’ current situation continues, there is a big chance that he will change clubs in the January transfer window.
Douglas’ representatives believe it is unlikely he will remain at the Estadi Montilivi unless he is given more game time by head coach Pablo Machín. City have no immediate plans to integrate him into their first team squad, so the most likely outcome would be a loan to another European club.
A return to Brazil is not considered a possibility for teenager Douglas, who was recently ranked as the 7th best teenager in world football by FourFourTwo.
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