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Aston Villa fans react as Man City reportedly pass on re-signing Douglas Luiz

Douglas Luiz will reportedly stay with Aston Villa after Manchester City passed on the option to re-sign the midfielder.

According to the Express and Star, Luiz will remain a Villa player this summer. City have an option to re-sign the Brazilian international. However, this clause will expire on June 5th.

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Douglas Luiz is key for Villa’s future

Luiz was a key member of Dean Smith’s squad last season as Villa finished 11th in the Premier League table.

The 23-year-old midfielder is also a Brazilian international, with Luiz making five appearances for the South American powerhouses.

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Indeed, the former City midfielder has split opinion amongst Villa fans this season. Luiz has impressed in some matches, whilst also heavily underperforming in others.

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Yet this news on social media was met with a largely positive reaction by Villa fans. Luiz made 33 league appearances for the Birmingham-based club last season and formed a solid midfield pivot with Scotland international John McGinn.

Here’s what some Villa fans had to say about City passing up on re-signing Luiz on Twitter…

Furthermore, City would have to pay Villa £27.5m if they wanted to sign Luiz. The Manchester giants signed the Brazilian four years ago from Serie A side Vasco Da Gama when he was just 19-years-old.

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