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Luiz Gustavo

27-Year-Old Midfielder     VfL Wolfsburg  Bundesliga      Full Name: Luiz Gustavo Dias


Birthdate:  July 23, 1987    Birthplace:  Pindamonhangaba, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  6' 1"    Show ContractHide Contract


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Under contract with VfL Wolfsburg until 2018.

July 3, 2014    Luiz Gustavo News

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Gustavo will not play in Brazil's World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia on Friday after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament against Chile in the Round of 16.

While Gustavo hasn't been a huge fantasy contributor, he's a vital piece of moving Brazil up the field, so his absence will surely be felt. Paulinho appears to be the likely replacement in the lineup.

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December 13, 2013

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Gustavo has missed Wolfsburg's last three matches, but management is optimistic that the Brazilian national will have fully recovered from his adductor injury in time for their last home game of 2013, reports.

If Gustavo returns to form Saturday then he will be an intelligent play for fantasy owners. Luckily, adductor injuries are commonplace amongst footballers; they are fairly easy to treat and rehabilitate. As such, Gustavo has had more than enough time to heal up and prepare himself for this matchup.

September 14, 2013

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Gustavo receiving two yellow cards and was sent off during Saturday's 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Gustavo has now been sent off in two matches for Wolfsburg this season, after receiving two yellow cards back on August 24 against Mainz. The actions could be overlooked if he were producing more, but he hasn't recorded a single goal or assist this season.

August 17, 2013

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Gustavo made his Wolfsburg debut during Saturday's 4-0 win over Schalke.

Only one day after signing with Wolfsburg, Gustavo was thrown right into the action. Because of his newness with the club, he played relatively quiet, failing to even take a single shot all game.

August 16, 2013

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Gustavo has signed a new five-year contract with Wolfsburg after transferring from Bayern Munich, the Daily Mail reports.

Arsenal were very much in pursuit of Gustavo, but he chose to stay in Germany instead. His playing opportunities took a major hit this summer when Bayern brought in Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara, so the move to Wolfsburg opens up his chances. He is expected to be active for Saturday's Bundesliga tilt against Schalke.

August 15, 2013

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Gustavo is expected to sign with Wolfsburg instead of previously believed Arsenal, the Daily Mail reports.

Gustavo has fallen out of favor at Bayern Munich and wanted to move somewhere to gain first-team experience. Arsenal seemed like a solid fit but the Brazilian midfielder looks like he'll stay in Germany to gain those extra pitch minutes.

August 13, 2013

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Gustavo said that he would like a move to Arsenal to come to fruition this summer to get more first-team experience before the World Cup, reports the Daily Mail.

Gustavo feels that first-team opportunities at Bayern Munich will be harder to come by under manager Pep Guardiola. The midfielder is close to a 14 million move to the Premier League club.

August 11, 2013

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Gustavo was held out of Bayern's season opener against Borussia Monchengladbach and doesn't seem to be in new manager Pep Guardiola's plans, so a transfer seems likely to happen. An experienced and versatile player, Gustavo would fill Arsenal's need for a defensive midfielder and the Brazilian's technical ability suits the Gunners' style of play.