Aston Villa’s new signing, Douglas Luiz has revealed why he left the Premier League Champions to Dean Smith’s side after they forked out £12.5m for Luiz.
Smith has made ten new signings this window, with rumours of more to come.
Central midfielder Luiz left Manchester City on Thursday after two years at the Etihad.
While at Manchester, he failed to make a single appearance for the first team, and spent both years out on loan.
After failing to crack the first team, he made the decision to leave this summer, with Villa picking up the talented prospect.
And after his move to Villa Park was made official, he revealed that staying in the Premier League was a major factor in his decision.
”Today is a really happy moment in my life and in my career,” he told the club’s website.
”It’s the start of another stage in my life. I’ve got another chance to play in the Premier League.
”I’m really happy to have signed today and it’s the start of something great.”