Manchester City signed Douglas Luiz from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama last summer and he was immediately loaned to Griona.

Pablo Machin, who is now at Sevilla, was in charge of the Catalan club and the midfielder struggled under his guidance last season.

On August 30th, we relayed news from Spain that the La Liga club are planning to take the 20-year-old on a loan deal from the Premier League winners.

The South American player had no plans to return to the same club on a temporary move, while the Etihad outfit wanted him make the specific City Group move, despite attracting strong interest from FC Porto, Benfica and Fenerbahce.

Friday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo also mentions interest from the Portuguese and Turkish clubs in signing the City player, but it’s claimed that Luiz will rejoin Girona on a season-long loan deal and it will be made official in the ‘coming hours’. 

He doesn’t have the work permit to play in England and will have to find a new club today, but his reluctance to not return to Estadi Montilivi has resulted in the delay for the deal to take shape.