Manchester City sign young midfielder Douglas Luiz from Vasco Da Gama

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

City confirmed that the midfielder passed a medical in Manchester this week and has now put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract.

City have already broke the £100milion barrier splashing on the likes of Bernardo Silva and breaking two word records in Ederson and Kyle Walker, but it does seem that the signing of Luiz is one for the future.

It is understood the fee could rise to £14.1m, and the midfielder is expected to be loaned out to City's sister club Girona for the forthcoming campaign.

Midfielders Fernandinho and Fernando will be expected to mentor the youngster, while striker Gabriel Jesus will also be on hand to help Douglas settle into life in Manchester.

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The signing of Luiz comes nearly instantaneously after City broke the world record fee for a defender, as they secured the services of Walker believed to be worth in the excess of £50m.

The Brazilian Under-20 global is understood to prefer a role as a defensive midfielder, and City have secured the talented youngster for a reported fee of £10m.

He is not thought to be ready for the first team yet and is likely to spend at least a season in La Liga, with City saying they would "make a further statement about Douglas' immediate development pathway in the coming days".

Speaking of the new signing, City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: "We are pleased to welcome Douglas".

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