Villa signing: My faith guides me

By Phil Jennings

DOUGLAS Luiz believes his arrival in the Premier League with Aston Villa is God’s work – and that he has no regrets about not playing in the top flight for Manchester City.

Luiz completed a £15million move to Villa Park in a deal which has excited Villa fans.

But the highly-rated Brazil Under-23 captain has never been able to play for City as he has not been able to gain a work permit.

That meant him being loaned out to Girona in Italy – and from there he arrived at Villa.

But while some players would be frustrated by such a delay to his top flight career in England, Luiz, 21, has taken it all in his stride, and says his personal beliefs are pointing him in the right direction.

Luiz told Villa’s official TV channel: “I have a strong faith in God, therefore, I think everything at his pace.

“So the fact that I didn’t make by debut over the past two years is because I wasn’t ready.”

Luiz sounds like a man keen to show why City took him to England.

He added: “Right now, I’m confident in saying that, God willing, I can shine in the Premier League. So I can not only talk the talk, but walk the walk! That’s my main aim.”

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