Douglas Costa left Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window and joined Juventus in an effort to increase his playing time. The Brazilian winger had became an afterthought for the Bundesliga giants, and chose to move elsewhere to boost his chances of making the Brazil squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
And while Costa has not become a regular starter and has often fought with Mario Mandzukic and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado for a spot in the starting XI, apparently the reigning Serie A champions are happy with the Brazilian’s contributions. So much, that Juventus are set to sign the winger on a permanent basis.
The 27-year-old winger joined Juventus on a season-long deal during the summer and even though he has completed the full 90 minutes just twice during the current campaign, Juventus decided to transform the loan into a permanent move for a reported fee of €46 million. The move will be made official at the end of the current season.
“Douglas Costa will definitely be sold to Juventus in the summer for €46m,” Rummenigge said at his club’s annual general meeting when the German champions announced a record turnover. As a result, the winger becomes the most expensive sale in Bayern’s history. The previous record was the €30M Bayern received from Real Madrid for Toni Kroos in 2014.
Costa has registered one goal and three assists in 10 Serie A appearances, while adding another assist in five UEFA Champions League matches for The Old Lady.