Aston Villa could open negotiations to give Arsenal’s 25-year-old target Douglas Luiz a new contract in 2024 and secure the player’s future.
According to Football Insider, Aston Villa are said to be ready to give Douglas Luiz a new contract to avoid the attention of opponents. Arsenal’s 25-year-old target also has other suitors, and the Midlands club are ready to repeat the approach they took a year ago.
Unai Emery has made a huge difference at Aston Villa since taking over as manager of the club from Steven Gerrard. The Basque coach has exploited all the abilities of this team. Villa finished seventh last season, to the surprise of many.
After an unstable start to the current season, Aston Villa ended round 10 with 22 points and ranked 5th in the rankings. There are growing calls for a race to the top four, but that needs Emery to have enough personnel to make a run.
As a result, Emery and Aston Villa will look to strengthen their squads in January while retaining their key players. One of them is Douglas Luiz, who Arsenal is interested in in the next transfer window. The Brazilian midfielder has become an indispensable part of this team when the Spanish coach gave all his trust to this 25-year-old player.
With Villa under no pressure to sell, they were also no longer interested in the lucrative offers made for Luiz in January. Furthermore, they really want to add new stars in the midfield to share with the Brazilian player, after failing to use Youri Tielemans.
Knowing Villa’s stance as well as their target being happy at the club, Arsenal are unlikely to make a move in January, but they could make an approach in the summer. Aston Villa are keen to keep Luiz for the long term and are now said to be ready to offer him a new contract.
Back in the summer of 2022, Arsenal failed with many offers to sign the midfielder. After retaining Luiz, Aston Villa gave him a new contract last October. The Birmingham club really wants to stick with the Brazilian player for many years to come.
Another re-signing will prevent interest from teams in the midfielder next summer. If the news is accurate, Villa is showing its intention to conquer greater challenges and wants Luiz to play an important role in this transition.
The lure of trophies could attract Luiz to other clubs like Arsenal, but Villa are not without a chance to do so. Therefore, they will probably give him a new contract and end speculation about their key midfielder.
Dang Nguyen | 10:10 October 30, 2023