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Juventus seeks to sell Brazilian winger Douglas Costa permanently in the coming months, as reported Spox.
Costa has spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Bayern Munich, after new coach Andrea Pirlo made it clear that he was not in his plans.
His return to the Allianz Arena has not been as expected. The Brazilian international has had just six starts in all competitions by coach Hans-Dieter Flick, who generally prefers players like Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane on the wings. He only has one goal and two assists this season.
Despite his limited playing time, Flick has supported Costa, stating that he is “on the right track” (via Spox).
However, it seems that his career in Turin is over, with Spox reporting that Juventus will be looking to sell to the skilled winger this summer.
The 30-year-old joined La Vecchia Signora in the 2018 summer transfer window for a fee of approximately € 40 million, having spent the previous season at the Italian champion on loan.
During his time at Juventus, the Brazilian has played 103 games in all competitions, scoring ten goals. His debut season in Turin was encouraging, scoring in the Coppa Italia final and recording 12 assists in Serie A, only Lazio’s Luis Alberto had more.
Since then, however, he has only one goal and four assists in 42 league games for I Bianconeri.
Costa’s contract at Juventus expires in the summer of 2022. The club will have to act fast to find a suitor if it wants to recoup a significant amount of the fee they paid for him.