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Douglas Costa completes loan move to Juventus

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The Brazilian international joins the Italian Champions on a season-long loan deal with an option to make it permanent.

The 26-yearl old Brazilian winger spent 2 seasons at the Allianz Arena after moving from Shakhtar Donetsk. He was one of the brightest prospects in Bayern with his swift movement and skilful dribbles destroyed many defences.

After an amazing debut season, he had an uneven 2016/17 campaign, where he claimed to be unsettled in Munich and wanted a new challenge.
So he has decided to move out and join Juventus on an initial loan deal with an option to make the move permanent if the Old Lady agrees to Bayern’s terms and conditions.

Costa reaches a set number of appearances, Juve will pay €6 million for the star at first, while the deal also includes a purchase option valued at €40m after the year is up. The option to buy becomes mandatory after though that figure is currently unknown.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed the club’s satisfaction over the terms agreed with Juventus while stating his gratitude for Costa’s commitment to Die Roten.

He said:

“We have held some serious and constructive talks with the Juventus representatives,”
“All the financial demands of FC Bayern have been fulfilled. I want to thank Douglas for his performances.
“After two successful seasons with four titles he wanted to accept a new challenge. We accepted this and wish him, together with his family, all the best in Italy.”

Costa scored 7 goals and bagged 6 assists for Bayern last season which by his standards seems below par, though it explains the Selecao winger’s calibre.
He won two Bundesliga titles, the DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup following a move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 for a reported fee of €30m.

Costa becomes Juve’s second signing of the summer after the arrival of Rodrigo Bentacur from Boca Juniors and the Old Lady also made loan moves permanent for both Juan Cuadrado and Mehdi Benatia.