Edu and Arsenal told they can still land Brazilian target for £60 million
Arsenal could still land Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz for “£60million” next summer, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Luiz was a player that Arsenal were very much interested in signing during the summer transfer window as Mikel Arteta wanted to add some more quality to his squad.
But despite all the hype and despite all the speculation – the Gunners could not agree a deal with Aston villa for the Brazilian and he stayed put – and then shocked the world by agreeing a new contract earlier this season.
However – Arsenal remain interested in the player and if you believe the words of Agbonlahor – Villa could sell Luiz to Arsenal for a fee of £60 million: “Let’s be honest, Douglas Luiz wanted to leave Aston Villa because Arsenal bid and the club didn’t accept it,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider
“Douglas Luiz was in a great position as his contract was up in the summer.
“Sometimes, as a club, you have no choice. Even if you didn’t want to give the player a new contract you are in the position where you have to give him a new contract or he leaves on a free.
“Douglas Luiz would have been paid very, very good wages to commit to sign it.
“He’s done OK but I don’t think, to be honest, he signed the contract because he’s totally committed to Aston Villa. I think he signed the contract because he got the wages he wanted and he worked it well for himself.
“If Villa had accepted the bid from Arsenal, he would have left without looking back.
“It suits him and it suits Villa. They’ve got him tied down so they can’t lose him on the cheap.
“It might come to the summer when they decide to sell him and Arsenal have to pay more.
“Sometimes contracts can hide what is really going on. In the summer, Luiz might go but instead of £20million it might be £50million or £60million.
“The position he’s in, he’s laughing because he’s got his wages up high. I think it suits both the club and the player, to be honest.”
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