By Villa News Speaking to Ty Bracey

29th Oct, 2023 | 8:10am

Douglas Luiz to exit Aston Villa for '£100m minimum' amid Arsenal transfer development

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Douglas Luiz would command a fee of £100million this January after his excellent form for Aston Villa, according to Ty Bracey.

The 25-year-old has netted six times in all competitions this season, including a brace in Villa’s 4-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday (22 October), and his high-level performances have unsurprisingly led to Champions League clubs showing interest.

Arsenal have been long-time admirers of the Brazilian, but as reported by 90min (23 October), the Gunners could revive their interest this January after their failed summer bid. Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the midfielder but their £25million offer was nowhere near Villa’s valuation.

Bracey claims that any potential buyer would have to hand over a nine-figure sum to even have a chance of signing Luiz, with his quality for Villa making this value a “no-brainer”.

Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey said: “It’s only a matter of time before the Champions League clubs come knocking, but it’s life. When players are performing at the highest level like that, it’s only normal to get interest.”

“It’s £100million minimum if you want him. He doesn’t really have a price tag for me, but you’re talking in the nine-figure range.

“That’s a no-brainer. If Arsenal want him they’re going to have to pay it, simple as that.”

In other Aston Villa news, a star faces the axe for the AZ Alkmaar clash after he lost possession 11 times against West Ham.