Aston Villa have completed the signing of midfielder Douglas Luiz from Manchester City.
The Brazilian has spent spells on loan in Europe during his time at the Etihad Stadium after being unable to get a work permit.
But a sizeable fee and his chances of first team football at Villa Park are believed to have resolved the issues for Dean Smith’s side.
Luiz joins a lengthy list of incoming signings ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League and he believes he will shine in the top flight of English football.
““I hope I can be a leader in the team,” Luiz told AVTV. “I hope I can help by bringing the ball out from the back and, although I don’t speak a lot of English, I hope I can help out by shouting orders from the back and live up to all the expectations as best as I can.
“I hope we have a great season and win a lot of games.
“Right now I’m confident in saying that, God willing, I can shine in the Premier League.”