Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Douglas Luiz subject to a work permit.
The Brazilian midfielder arrives from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.
Luiz was named Player of the Tournament at this summer’s prestigious Toulon Tournament as he helped Brazil U21s win the competition.
Having come through the ranks at hometown club Vasco da Gama, Luiz was snapped up by City in 2017 although he never played a game for the reigning Premier League champions.
He spent the past two seasons on loan at Girona, racking up nearly 50 appearances for the Spanish side.
Head Coach Dean Smith said: “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.”