Lowdown: Louise is still eager to leave
Arsenal It said Three bids were made for the Brazilian late in the summer window, with NSWE holding steady and retaining the 24-year-old.
However, Louise who reached the final 12 Months From his recent villa deal Tell friends He wants to move to the Emirates. Arsenal “Keep the conversation” With Louise’s representatives and they’ve had conversations since the window closed.
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He described it as a “problem for Aston Villa” and suggested a “reduced rate deal” could be up in January.
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“Here’s the problem with Aston Villa, Luiz wanted to go to Arsenal but the club didn’t get the deal done.
“When we get to January, there are only five months left of the season. Arsenal will not pay £20m to sign a player whose contract will expire in a few months. It will be a bargain at a discount.
“You don’t know they have to put themselves in a position by January. You don’t sell players when you’re struggling in the Premier League.
“There is definitely a deal to be struck in January if Villa are willing to play ball. If not, Arsenal may be looking to get him for free next summer.
“We know how quickly things can change in football. Someone else might become available. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Referee: Big decision
You can see why Villa decided to keep Luiz so late out the window, even after bringing in Leander Dendoncker on deadline day, however, and they now find themselves with a key call to make before 2023.
If Luiz’s situation remains unchanged, the winter window will be the last time Villa will receive a fee for the central midfielder. Arsenal might make another offer, but he’ll know he could be a free agent in the summer, so as Campbell mentioned, a discounted transfer could be on the cards.