Juventus inch closer to Douglas Luiz signing, McKennie set for Aston Villa switch


Juventus are edging closer to securing the signing of Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa, with the Bianconeri moving towards a swap deal involving Weston McKennie. Reports linking the club to the Brazilian midfielder have gathered pace in the last week, with Sky Sport Italia also reporting on the news.

La Gazzetta dello Sport now report that a key step in the deal’s progress is Luiz’s willingness to join Juventus. The Brazilian midfielder has reportedly informed his entourage and, indirectly, Juventus of his desire to make the move to Turin.

McKennie’s departure from Juventus would pave the way for Luiz’s arrival. The American midfielder has been linked with a move switch  from Turin, with Aston Villa emerging as a potential destination, in a move that would suit both clubs.

Luiz’s current salary of €2.5-3 million per season is not a major obstacle for Juventus, as they are willing to increase his wages. McKennie’s salary demands and the distance between the two parties in contract renewal talks have made his departure more likely. Juventus value McKennie at around €25-30 million, while Aston Villa rate Luiz between €50-60 million. Finding a middle ground on the valuations will be crucial to completing the swap deal.

Despite the difference in valuations, Juventus are confident of reaching an agreement with Aston Villa. Luiz’s positive response to the potential move has boosted optimism, and negotiations are ongoing to find a solution that satisfies both clubs.


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