Arsenal learn how much to pay for Arteta's 'dream signing'

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Sporting director Edu || Image credit: Imago

Arsenal learn how much to pay for Arteta's 'dream signing'

Faruq Ibrahim 23:50 - 09.06.2024

Arsenal are said to have learned how much they have to pay for their long-standing target.

Arsenal have reignited their interest in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, as they are keen to bolster their squad as they prepare to go head-to-head with Manchester City for a third consecutive season, intending to come on top this time. 

Arsenal's long-standing interest in Douglas Luiz 

Before making a big splash for Declan Rice, Luis was a prime target for the Gunners for the defensive midfield position; however, Aston Villa refused to budge. 

After chasing tirelessly two seasons ago, they seemed to reach the end of the road when Luiz signed a contract extension at the club, valid until 2026. 

Aston Villa's defensive midfielder, Douglas Luiz
Aston Villa's defensive midfielder, Douglas Luiz

Greenlight for Arsenal 

Arteta can finally get his dream signing, as according to a report from the Mirror, the Villans have slapped a £50 million price tag on the Brazil international.

Aston Villa have previously rejected bids from the Gunners for Luiz; however, they are teetering on the edge concerning their finances with the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules keeping teams honest and having to sell this summer to stay in the green; this is said to have softened their stance on Luiz’s availability.