iItalian Champions Juventus Football Club has announced the signing of Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich. The Brazilian arrives on an initial one-year loan deal with an option to buy.
AGREEMENT WITH BAYERN MÜNCHEN FOR THE TEMPORARY ACQUISITION OF THE PLAYER DOUGLAS COSTA
Turin, 12 July 2017 – Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with FC Bayern München AG for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2018, of the registration rights of the player Douglas Costa de Souza has been finalised for a consideration of € 6 million to be paid within seven days of the FIGC registration execution.
The agreement also provides Juventus the option right, to be exercised before 30 June 2018, for the definitive acquisition of the player at a price of € 40 million to be paid in two financial years. The consideration may increase of € 1 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.
This was announced on the club’s official website today.
The arrival of James to the Bundesliga has precipitated things and has ended opening the door of the ‘calcium’ to Douglas Costa ahead of schedule. The 26-year-old , who arrived in Torino last night, marveled at his arrival at the Allianz Arena in 2015 – he played 43 games scoring 7 goals – but his minor participation in his second season has ended up precipitating his arrival at Juventus.
Ever since crowning his professional debut with an equalising goal for Gremio – in a 2-1 win over Botafogo on 4 October 2008 – Costa’s career is littered with moments in which he made the desired impact at the perfect time.
In January 2010, Shakhtar Donetsk swooped for Costa’s services to boost their title bid and that’s just what he did. Five goals in 13 league games wrapped up not just the Ukrainian Premier League, but also the national Super Cup.
In Bavaria, the Brazilian’s blistering pace added a crucial dimension to a high tempo side – then managed by Pep Guardiola – where he instantly held down a starting role.
Playing 23 out of 27 Bundesliga matches from the first minute during 2015/16, Costa scored four goals and set up a further nine, as Bayern stormed to their fourth consecutive league title.
Since making his international debut on 12 November 2014 against Turkey, Costa has appeared a total 21 times for Brazil, scoring three goals in the process – against Peru in the Copa America and a World Cup qualifier, and against Uruguay in the Selecao’s successful qualifying campaign to reach Russia 2018.