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Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:45:31 AM »
He might as well get his own thread now.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 06:17:18 PM by PeterWithesShin »

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 11:46:15 AM »
Up the Villa  8)

Offline exigo

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 11:53:14 AM »
Kalvin who?

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 12:06:14 PM »
Kalvin who?

We might buy him as well yet.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 12:07:31 PM »
Woody stealing Torontos thunder.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 12:07:38 PM »
Kalvin who?

We might buy him as well yet.

Latest report I saw suggested Spurs are in for him too.

Hard to know really. Would love to sign him.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 12:09:58 PM »
Kalvin who?

We might buy him as well yet.
I think that position is now sorted, because Engels can cover as well.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 12:12:39 PM »
Done according to John Percy.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 12:18:13 PM »
Looks like the kind of deep lying playmaker Dean was keen on at Brentford. On steroids.

If this goes through it looks a great bit of business, with the usual caveats about his experience over here.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 12:21:50 PM »
Good news! Welcome Douglas. Deffo no work permit problems?

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 12:22:27 PM »
Good news! Welcome Douglas. Deffo no work permit problems?
Was going to ask the same. If City can't get one then how can we?

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 12:23:35 PM »
Good news! Welcome Douglas. Deffo no work permit problems?
Was going to ask the same. If City can't get one then how can we?
Apparently his loan appearances in La Liga

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 12:23:59 PM »
Because if they refuse we'll send Tyrone round to have a word.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 12:25:18 PM »
Ah , I found this...

While Douglas has played in Europe for the past two seasons, in Spain with City’s feeder club Girona, the requirements to play in England for non EU nationals are slightly stricter.

If Douglas was playing in the Brazil national team he would find a work permit to play in England incredibly easy to come by.

Thats due to the fact that eligibility to play in England now depends on FIFAs ranking system. Players from nations inside FIFAs top 10 – which Brazil are – need to have played in 30 percent of international fixtures in the last two years to be guaranteed a work permit.


Douglas is uncapped at senior international level but thats unlikely to be an issue with a number of Brazilians having already played in this country without experience in the national team.

There is an Exceptions Panel which can grant a work permit to a player provided the buying club can demonstrate his experience and value to their cause.


Man City, who boast midfield stars such as Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva, understandably found it difficult to provide the panel with proof of Douglas’ importance at The Etihad.

But Douglas will be a regular pick for head coach Dean Smith at Villa Park, just as he was during his two seasons at Girona.

Provided there are no major hiccups, Douglas will meet up with his new teammates for pre-season training in the US and become Villas second samba star after compatriot Wesley.

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Re: Douglas Luiz
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 12:27:35 PM »
Welcome to the Villa!

We’ll have one hell of a proper player on our hands if he lives up to his hype and potential.

 


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