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Douglas Luiz completes switch from Aston Villa to Juventus

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Juventus have accomplished the signing of Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa, the Serie A membership introduced.

The Brazil worldwide, who’s on worldwide responsibility on the Copa América in the US, accomplished a medical earlier than penning a five-year contract with the Turin membership.

In an announcement, Juventus confirmed they’d agreed a charge of €50 million ($53.5m) with Villa for the participant

With Villa keen to finish Luiz’s transfer earlier than June 30 to be able to meet their Profitability and Sustainability Guidelines (PSR) obligations, Brazil’ Soccer Federation (CBF) gave Juventus permission for the participant to bear a medical in Las Vegas, Nevada, forward of Friday’s group sport towards Paraguay.

Juventus confronted competitors from Serie A rivals AC Milan to signal Luiz, who scored 9 targets and arrange 5 extra in 35 league appearances to assist Villa safe a Champions League spot subsequent season.

The 26-year-old got here via the ranks at hometown membership Vasco da Gama earlier than becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis in 2017 on a five-year deal.

Luiz by no means performed a first-team sport for the Premier League champions and spent two seasons on mortgage at Girona earlier than arriving at Villa in 2019.

Throughout his time at Villa, Luiz scored 20 targets in 175 appearances. He was on the bench in Brazil’s goalless draw towards Costa Rica of their Copa América opener on Monday.

In the meantime in a separate deal, Juventus’ Argentine midfielder Enzo Barrenechea and English striker Samuel Iling-Junior have joined Villa on a everlasting switch.