Juventus make Douglas Costa deal permanent

Italian champions Juventus have made Brazilian winger Douglas Costa loan deal at the club permanent after paying Bayern Munich €40m for his services.

Douglas Costa Juventus FC
Douglas Costa has made his loan move from Bayern Munich permanent

The Bianconeri announced the news of the clubs official website by confirming that “Douglas Costa is now a Bianconero through and through.”

After spending a season on loan in Turin, Juve opted to take up their option of making the deal permanent by paying Bayern Munich €40m to keep the Brazilian international at the club until 2022.

Costa became a mainstay in the first-eleven with his blistering pace and skill which tore apart defences in Serie A. His form also helped Juventus reach the last-eight in the Champions League only to be knocked out by a last-minute penalty to eventual winners Real Madrid.

A player who impressed at Bayern Munich under Pepe Guardiola was touted as the long-term replacement for Dutchman Arjen Robben. However, after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti in 2016 to Bayern Munich, Costa dropped out of favour with the Italian manager.

In his first season with the Bianconeri, he has managed to win the Scudetto and the Copa Italia, claiming a domestic double in his first season.

The Brazilian wing wizard will now travel to Russia with his country who will be hoping to win their sixth World Cup crown. Costa will surely be part of the first-eleven in Tite’s team.

Brazil kick-off their campaign against Switzerland in a weeks time hoping to claim all three points in their first game. They will then face Serbia and Costa Rica who make up the other two teams in Group E.