Aston Villa have signed ian midfielder Douglas Luiz from for £15m – their 10th summer signing.

Luiz, 21, joined City from Vasco da Gama in 2017, but never played a game for the champions.

He spent the past two seasons on loan at Girona, making 46 appearances for the Spanish side.

His request for a work permit at City was rejected last August and he rejoined Girona for the 2018-19 season.

Villa says his transfer to the club is also subject to a work permit and it takes the spending for their return to more than £100m.

“Douglas is an extremely talented young player with an outstanding pedigree who I am sure will fit nicely into our style and system of play,” said Villa boss Dean Smith.

Luiz was player of the tournament at the Toulon Tournament in June as Under-21s won the competition.

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