Juventus complete €40m Costa deal

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Brazil international Douglas Costa
  • Post published:June 8, 2018

Bayern Munich have allowed Brazil international Douglas Costa to complete a permanent move to Serie A side Juventus for a fee worth €40-million.

One year after joining Juventus on a temporary basis from Bayern Munich, the Brazilian now has a deal at the club lasting until 2022 after the Bianconeri took up the option to make his services permanent following an eye-catching first season in black and white.

During his debut campaign in Italy, Costa demonstrated an array of talents, not least his exceptional close control and pace to burn, making him a nightmare for opposition defenders dragged out wide to the touchline whenever Costa got the ball to feet.

Last season, he completed the most dribbles in Serie A (106) and whipped in over a century of crosses into the box. All the while, the Brazilian’s end product was of the highest consistency, providing the second most assists (14) across Italy’s top tier and creating 60 scoring opportunities in the process.

Last but certainly not least, Costa also had a taste for goalscoring himself, netting four in the league and two in the TIM Cup, including one in that magnificent night in Rome, in which Juventus claimed their fourth straight success in the competition.

A true fan’s favourite for his silky skills, game-changing ability and Fino Alla Fine mentality, Costa also picked up MVP of the Month awards in January and April.