Bought by Manchester City with great hopes, Douglas Luiz has yet to fully showcase his talent, and was sent out on loan for a second season to affiliate club Girona in Spain.
It was revealed the Brazilian midfielder wasn’t particularly keen on a return to the La Liga side, having to be convinced by the club’s director of football, Quique Carcel, after he travelled to Manchester to hold a face to face meeting.
Eventually travelling south for the season, the 20-year-old made his season debut on Monday night in a 3-2 win against Celta Vigo, and his performance was highly praised.
Mundo Deportivo take a closer look at it, saying the Brazilian showed the ‘best version’ of himself, taking the opportunity handed to him in Pere Pons’ absence ‘perfectly’.
They state he looked a far cry from the ‘faded’ player who took to the pitch last season in the 15 appearances handed to him by Pablo Machin, only one of which was a start.
However, with a change of manager, it seems like the Manchester City loanee could have a good season, perhaps even permanently returning to the Etihad for the 2019/20 season.
That seems to be his goal, and maybe he’s realised this is the perfect opportunity to showcase his undeniable talent.