Douglas Luiz is set to hand Steven Gerrard a major boost by signing a new three-year contract extension at Aston Villa as he looks to cement his place as a key player

  • Douglas Luiz is set to sign a three-year extension to his contract at Aston Villa
  • Villa risk losing him for nothing when his deal expires at the end of the season  
  • The Brazilian has become one of  Steven Gerrard’s most important midfielders 
  • He has so far managed five goals and eight assists in 112 games since his arrival 

Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is set to sign a new contract to provide boss Steven Gerrard with a major boost. 

Sportsmail understands the Brazil international is to sign a new three-year deal at Villa Park to cement his position as one of the club’s key players. 

Luiz currently has less than 12 months to run on his existing deal, meaning he could leave the Premier League club on a free transfer at the end of the season. 

Douglas Luiz is set to extend his stay at Aston Villa when he signs a new three-year deal

But talks over an extension are at an advanced stage with the expectancy now that the 24-year-old will sign fresh terms to end uncertainty over his future. 

Luiz has been a regular for the club since his arrival from Manchester City in 2019 and news of his deal will come as a big fillip for Gerrard as the new season gets underway. 

The Brazilian international has featured 112 times for Villa since his £15million switch, scoring five and assisting a further eight times from his deep-lying midfield role. 

He will also be keen to reintegrate himself with the national set up with the World Cup in Qatar around the corner, having last featured for Brazil in their qualifying campaign in October 2021 against Uruguay. 

The Brazilian defensive midfielder has become one of Steven Gerrard's key players at Villa Park

The Brazilian defensive midfielder has become one of Steven Gerrard’s key players at Villa Park

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