Tottenham and Newcastle want players who Jenas said are among the most ‘underrated’ in PL

Tottenham and Newcastle could reportedly sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz this summer – a player who Jermaine Jenas recently said is one of the most “underrated” players in the Premier League at the moment.

The Brazil international has been a mainstay for Villa since joining the club from Manchester City for £15million in 2019. In just three seasons he has made 111 appearances in all competitions for the Midlands team.

However, Luiz is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract with Steven Gerrard’s side and Antonio Conte is reportedly an ‘admirer’ of the midfielder. Newcastle, meanwhile, have Luiz on their summer radar.

Talking about the match of the day in December 2020, ex-Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder Jenas was full of praise for Luiz. Valued at £30m (Il Romanista)Jenas said he was one of the most underrated players in the league.

“Douglas Luiz in midfield. He’s one of the most underrated players in the league in my opinion. He’s a top footballer. Top player in central midfield. He and John McGinn have really formed a partnership.”

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Newcastle and Tottenham could sign Luiz: Jenas said he was underestimated

Is Luiz underrated? A player capable of scoring goals from distance, incredible passing and one who is tough in midfield. Necessary aggression. He’s a player too good to be 14th.

But is he good enough to play for a Champions League club? Especially one who has just signed Yves Bissouma? Probably not. Luiz is perfect for a player pushing for Europe next season. Newcastle is absolutely ideal.

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Brian Ashcraft

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