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Man City sign Brazil U-20 midfielder Douglas

16 July 2017, 12:07 | Melissa Porter

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz has signed for Manchester City on a five-year deal

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz has signed for Manchester City on a five-year deal

Manchester City have signed Brazilian Under-20 worldwide of Douglas Luiz from Vasco Da Gama in a deal reportedly worth £10.7million.

The 19-year-old underwent a medical yesterday at the City Football Academy and signed his contract, with the club now making it official.

19-year-old Douglas is expected to immediately head out on loan next season to City's sister club, Girona in Spain.

Douglas has also represented Brazil at under-20 level, and City director of football Txiki Begiristain was thrilled that he chose to continue his development with the Premier League outfit.

City may loan the Brazil Under-20 international to sister club Girona for the coming season
City may loan the Brazil Under-20 international to sister club Girona for the coming season

It follows the signings of Bernardo Silva from Monaco, goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica and Kyle Walker from Tottenham in a deal worth more than £50million, which is a world-record fee for a defender.

In a short post on Twitter, the club wrote: 'City are delighted to announce the signing of Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz #WelcomeDouglas'.

He is the second Brazilian to join Manchester City in less than a year after the arrival of striker Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras in January.

However, it's understood that he will be loaned out to Spanish side Girona for the 2017-18 season, although neither club has confirmed that move, and City say they will make a statement on his future "in the coming days".

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