With Emery as his coach, the 25-year-old Brazilian has found a new lease on life. His two goals against West Ham over the weekend are just one more illustration of how crucial he can be to the squad.
Naturally, Luiz was a former employee of Man City; nevertheless, it’s thought that due to work visa concerns, he was unable to appear for the current triple winners and was instead loaned to City Group club Girona.
The buyback clause that City initially had on the player presumably expires in 2021, according to the Manchester Evening News.
But the story does say that there is a sell-on provision.
This may help to shed some light on the three rejections of the 25-year-old by the Villains of Arsenal’s offers during the summer window.
Given his current form, it’s unlikely that the Midlands-based club would accept any bids for the player; however, if they were, they’d likely have to be over market value in order for Villa to keep any money they deem to be an acceptable value.