Arsenal make third bid to sign Villa midfielder Luiz

2022-09-29 15:30

Arsenal make third bid to sign Villa midfielder Luiz

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly planning to make a third bid for 24-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, according to reports.

Luiz joined Villa from Manchester City in 2019 for a transfer fee of £12.5 million. He played a total of 119 games in four seasons, contributing 7 goals and 8 assists. At the same time, he has also played 8 games on behalf of the Brazilian national team and is currently fighting for a place in the Brazilian team's World Cup squad.

With Luiz and Villa's contract ending at the end of the season, and Luiz is keen to move, the two sides have so far confirmed that they will not sign a new contract extension.

Arsenal are currently facing the problem of 29-year-old defender Thomas Partey being absent due to injury and the decline in performance, so coach Arteta believes that it is imperative to introduce a midfielder to increase the depth of the lineup. Arteta originally planned to add Luiz to the lineup before the deadline of this summer's transfer window, but Arteta's two offers were rejected by Villa.

It is understood that Arsenal's latest offer of £23 million this month was also rejected by Villa manager Steven Gerrard. Gerrard's position is to hope that Luiz can keep him and continue to play until the end of the year.

This means Arsenal can make a third offer in January to sign Luiz in next year's transfer window.

Arsenal initially planned to introduce Luiz before the end of the year, but now Villa are only willing to sell Luiz next year, which will affect Arsenal's third offer to reduce the price to 15 million pounds.

It is rumoured that Arsenal are planning to make a third offer in the January transfer window and officially sign Luiz.

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