Juventus are increasingly confident they can force Aston Villa into selling Douglas Luiz, potentially in an exchange with Weston McKennie, as they must balance the books by June 30.

The initial approach to sign Douglas Luiz for McKennie plus cash was rejected, as the Premier League club wanted an extra €30m on top of the USMNT midfielder.

However, things have changed following the Premier League Annual General Meeting, because Villa saw their proposal to increase Profitability and Sustainability Regulations (PSR) losses from £105m to £135m over a three-year period rejected.

It means effectively Aston Villa risk falling foul of these PSR limitations, similar to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, and need to sell a big star by June 30 or face a points penalty.

Juventus boosted in Douglas Luiz chase

It is a situation that can only work to Juve’s advantage, as they now feel able to pressure Aston Villa into parting with Douglas Luiz at more favourable terms.

They are not the only ones, as the Premier League bubble would appear to have burst, with Sky Sports reporting Aston Villa, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City all need to balance the books by June 30 or risk a points penalty.

One thought on “Aston Villa financial woes boost Juventus Douglas Luiz hopes”
  1. Players coming from EPL are mostly overrated and overhyped by their media. Look at Pulisic, almost disappeared when in big games. Who tf is this douglas, looks like another waste of money.

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