Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan
Saturday, July 15, 2017
26-year-old Douglas Costa joined Bayern in 2015 under Pep Guardiola's management from Ukrainian club . In two seasons at the , Costa has scored fourteen goals and provided 27 assists, making 77 appearances in total. He won two consecutive Bundesliga titles, a , and a . Before joining the Bavarian club, the left-footed winger won five consecutive trophies.
In the agreement with Bayern, Juventus can exercise an option to buy the player for €40 million before July 1, 2018. Bayern may receive an additional €1 million subject to conditions in the contract. Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, "We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus' representatives. All of FC Bayern's financial demands have been met".
Upon asking why he joined Juventus, Costa told the Juventus' interviewer that he "had always dreamed of playing" with the Old Lady and said he was "delighted to be part of" Juventus' team.
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