Juventus linked with Douglas Luiz move


Juventus are being linked with a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luis, which could see Weston McKennie or Matias Soule moving in the oppositive direction. The Bianconeri are making strengthening the midfield their top priority this summer, with plans to make two significant signings, although much depends on departures and contract renewals, particularly that of Adrien Rabiot.

Juventus Targets Douglas Luiz: Monchi’s Quick Action and Exchange Ideas

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, a product of Vasco da Gama, is currently under contract with Villa until June 2026. The Premier League side value him at no less than €40 million, more than double the €17 million they paid Manchester City for him in the summer of 2019. This season, Luiz has been outstanding, scoring 10 goals (including 5 penalties) and providing 10 assists in 53 appearances, establishing himself as a key player in Villa’s midfield. His salary, between 2.5 and 3 million euros net per year, is also attractive to the Bianconeri.

Potential Deal Structures

According to the report, to secure Luiz, Juventus may  propose an exchange deal. Monchi, Aston Villa’s sporting director, recently visited Turin to discuss potential transfers. One possibility is to include American midfielder Weston McKennie, who has had previous stints with Leeds and Schalke, as part of the deal. McKennie is under contract with Juventus until June 2025. Another option could involve Matias Soulé, who is highly regarded in the Premier League.


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