Juventus seals Douglas Costa permanently amid Manchester United’s interest
Douglas Costa was on loan from Bayern Munich last season, but this season Juventus seals him permanently. The Brazilian right winger is on demand this summer. There are reports that Manchester United wants him for €85m, it left Bianconeri to act fast to make the move permanent.
Juve had time only until July 1 to grab Costa cheap; otherwise, his price tag would have soared to a great height. The Black & White outfit loan deal for Costa with Bayern Munich allow them to buy the player permanently for only €40m within a year of a loan move, and they activated the clause.
Juventus official website writes, “After a first successful season in Turin, the Bianconeri sign the Brazilian on a permanent basis until 2022. Douglas Costa is now a Biancneri through and through!”
It helped Juve to be in a win-win situation. Even if Juventus don’t want to continue with the player they can make a profit out of the deal. They could sell him for €85m to Manchester United and earn a profit of €40m straight. However, the player is not a bad asset to have in their team.
Costa impresses everyone last season with his talent. He even finds his place in starting XI replacing Juve star forward Paulo Dybala. He completed the most dribble in Serie A (106) and come up with the century of crosses into the box. He provided 14 assists and created numerous scoring opportunities for the Bianconeri. Meanwhile, he also scored 6 goals himself; 4 in Serie A, and 2 in TIM Cup.
The Brazilian winger also had the most valuable player of the month award to his name on two occasions. He won MVP of the Month award twice in January and April in Serie A. It’s more than expected from a loaned player.
Juventus is hoping to build a long-term relationship with Douglas Costa. Even if the pressure comes to sell the player, Juve will have an upper hand. They will be making the profit out of the deal.