Aston Villa has reached an agreement with Sevilla to sign the Brazilian defender for £26m on a permanent deal. Both clubs have publicly confirmed the agreement.
Diego Carlos will travel to England on Thursday, May 26, 2022, to complete a medical and finalize personal terms with Aston Villa.
Diego began his senior career with Desportivo Brasil in the 2012–13 season.
On 1 January 2013, Diego was sent out on loan to São Paulo.
Diego spent the latter portion of the 2013–14 season out on loan at Paulista.
Diego also spent about a month out on loan at Madureira.
On 2 July 2014, Diego was sold to Estoril.
In September 2014, Diego was loaned to FC Porto, appearing only for the reserves team.
In June 2016, it was announced Diego Carlos would join FC Nantes on a five-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Estoril was estimated at €2 million.
On 14 January 2018, during a Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain, referee Tony Chapron appeared to kick Diego following a collision, before sending him off for a second bookable offence. Chapron, who was suspended by the French Football Federation, admitted his mistake and asked for Diego Carlos’ second yellow card to be rescinded. As a result, the French football league withdrew the second yellow card.
On 31 May 2019, Spanish club Sevilla FC announced they had reached an agreement with Nantes for the transfer of Diego Carlos.
Diego Carlos was part of the club’s successful 2019–20 UEFA Europa League campaign. In the run-up to the final, he conceded penalties in both of Sevilla’s quarter-final and semi-final matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United respectively, and then also gave away a penalty early on in the final itself against Inter Milan on 21 August 2020. He had a hand in the game-winning goal as his overhead kick was turned into the net by Romelu Lukaku.