Douglas Luiz flattered by Arsenal and Liverpool interest but wants to stay at Aston Villa
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 06, 2023 - 07:46AM
Douglas Luiz wants to remain at Aston Villa(Credits: AP)

Douglas Luiz admits he’s ‘very happy’ by transfer interest from and , but insists he wants to remain at .

The Brazilian has , and has taken his game to a new level under .

Luiz was , shortly after Emery’s appointment.

Arsenal made three bids for the 25-year-old but Villa stood strong, and Luiz was eventually persuaded to sign a new deal.

The Gunners have but his value has rocketed after signing a new deal and on the back of such an impressive campaign so far this term.

Liverpool, too, are thought to be interested as Jurgen Klopp looks to add some steel to his midfield.

But, though Luiz says he’s flattered by the speculation, he insists he wants to remain at Villa Park.

Luiz has four years remaining on his deal (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

‘I am very happy to hear the stories but I am here at Aston Villa,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘My focus is totally here. I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the stories. I see them, but I don’t focus on that and I’m not looking at it every day. My head is here at Aston Villa.”

‘Unai, honestly, is an incredible manager. Since he arrived here, he has changed the history of the club. Aston Villa is a very big club in , but things weren’t going so well. Unai has changed it. Now, people respect the club and the players more.

‘I believe I am in the best moment of my career. The manager demands a lot from me and I believe he has helped me a lot as well. I am happier than ever to keep working and continue evolving.’

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