As reported by the English media Evening Standard, Douglas Luis has become the new target of the Arsenal to reinforce their area of midfielders in this winter transfer market, after the additions of names like Bruno Guimarães, Arthur Melo and Jude Bellingham were complicated.
The 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder has impressed everyone since leaving Manchester City for Aston Villa in July 2019, making a total of 93 appearances in all competitions and being a key player in the villainous squad that ended up bringing him in. a couple of markets ago so that he would stay permanently at the club.
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However, despite having less than 18 months left on his contract, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has told the board that he is not too sure about his renewal. The main problem is that it is a profile that does not quite fit into the team because he is a midfielder who does not have stellar defensive skills, so it is difficult for him to sustain the team when he loses the ball in the rival field. For that reason, Nakamba is expected to return to the starting lineup when he recovers from his injury.
The Evening Standard report confirms that Arsenal may now be looking to take advantage of their offer to sign a new central midfielder before the end of January, taking advantage of the fact that their continuation at Aston Villa is not certain, adding that the villainous outfit are also closely watching. Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus Turin to reinforce his midfielder area.
The Gunners’ offer would be 30 million euros, which seems like a more than interesting price to be able to negotiate. It is a profile that fits perfectly into Arteta’s game idea and that can give a plus to a rotation that only has names like Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Sambi Lokonga.