Juventus have officially announced the capture of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz who signed a five-year contract with the Italian giants.

The 26-year-old started his career at Vasco Da Gama before making the move to Man City. He then joined the Villains in 2019 and gradually cemented himself as one of the most well-rounded midfielders in the Premier League.

In recent days, the Bianconeri managed to reach an agreement with Villa over a swap deal that included Enzo Barrenenchea and Samuel Iling-Junior as counterparts in addition to cash.

Juventus have announced the move on Sunday afternoon through a press release published on the club’s official website.

“It’s official – Douglas Luiz is a Juventus player! The Brazil international has signed a 5-year contract until 30 June, 2029 with the Bianconeri,” reads the club’s statement.

“Born in Rio de Janeiro in May 1998, Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo took his first steps in football in Vasco da Gama’s youth ranks, and it was there that he made his first-team debut in 2016.

“Making just 29 appearances with the Brazilian club, Douglas Luiz quickly caught attention elsewhere and first moved to Europe when he was signed by Manchester City, but it was at Girona where he made a name for himself during a two-year loan spell.

“He made 46 appearances with the Spanish side – both domestically and in European competition – before Aston Villa signed him, and it was there that he established himself on the international level, earning himself Brazil call-ups and making his full international debut in November 2019.

“During his time in Birmingham, Douglas Luiz became one of the very best midfielders in the Premier League, scoring 22 goals and providing 24 assists in his 204 appearances.

“As well, he represented Brazil at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, helping his country to win gold against Spain in the final.

“Now, Douglas Luiz embarks on a new adventure with Juventus after five years with Villa, where he has shown exponential growth technically, physically and tactically.

“Welcome to Juventus, Douglas. We can’t wait to see you on the pitch!”

An attached press release also confirmed that the Brazil international cost the club 50 million euros in total, payable over four financial years.

“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Aston Villa Football Club for the
definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo has been reached for a consideration of € 50 million, payable in four financial years, with the addition of ancillary costs up to € 1.5 million.

“Juventus and the player have signed a contract of employment until 30 June 2029.”