Juventus have signed Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa for a reported fee of €40 million, pending a medical, the Italian side announced.
“Douglas Costa is in Turin ahead of a proposed move to Juventus from Bayern Munich,” a club statement read.
“The Brazilian winger flew into Torino Caselle airport from Munich, landing at around 21:30 CEST. Tomorrow he will attend J-Medical to undergo tests.”
The 26-year-old will reportedly join the Bianconeri on a season-long loan deal for £5 million, but the fee could go up to £35 million if the transfer is made a permanent one.
Costa made his name at Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, spending five seasons in the East European nation before moving to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in 2015 for a reported fee of €30 million.
Terrific with the ball and hard-working off it, the Brazilian struggled to break into Bayern’s line-up under first Pep Guardiola and then under current incumbent Carlo Ancelotti.
Bayern on Monday completed the transfer of Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez on a two-season deal and Costa seems to be the first casualty of that move as Ancelotti has a squad that is already bursting to the brim with attacking talent.