Aston Villa's Spending This Summer To Top £100 Million With Signing Of Douglas Luiz
Aston Villa's spending this summer is set to reach a massive £100 million as they close in on signing Douglas Luiz from Manchester City.
Villa have splashed the cash since returning to the Premier League after last season's play-off triumph by signing SEVEN players so far.
And the club are on the verge of securing their eighth signing of the transfer window.
Villa are poised to complete a £15 million signing of Luiz from City.
Big breaking news from #avfc. A £15m deal for @ManCity midfielder Douglas Luiz is close. The Brazilian is flying out to join the squad in USA https://t.co/AxnMr7znn7 via @telefootball
- John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 12, 2019
The Midlands outfit have agreed a fee with the Premier League champions as Dean Smith continues to reinforce his team ahead of the new season.
Luiz, 23, has enjoyed two seasons on loan at Girona. He played a combined 28 La Liga games during his spell in Spain.
But the Brazilian midfielder is set to ply his trade in England after agreeing to join Villa.
Once his move is confirmed, Villa will account for 17% of all the money spent on players by Premier League clubs this summer so far.
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After the Douglas Luiz move is confirmed, Aston Villa will account for 17% of all the money spent on players by Premier League clubs this summer so far.
- Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) July 12, 2019
Villa have already smashed their club record transfer this summer. They snapped up striker Wesley Moraes for £22 million.
They also spent £20 million to acquire Tyrone Mings on a permanent deal following his successful loan stint last season.
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- Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 2, 2019
The club have drafted in Matt Targett for £17 million and Ezri Konsa for £12 million, too.
Not to mention Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and Kortney Hause for a combined £15 million.
Proud to sign for @AVFCOfficial. It's always been a dream to play in the Premier League and this wouldn't have been possible without God, my family and my friends. Thanks to the fans for the amazing welcome. I can't wait to get started! #AVFC pic.twitter.com/93b4PHH82e
- Ezri Konsa (@Ekonsa15) July 11, 2019
What's more, the claret and blues are expected to complete a deal for Reims defender Bjorn Engels. Villa mean business. Quite literally.
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