- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TURIN, Italy (AP) - Juventus has signed Douglas Costa on loan from Bayern Munich with an option to buy the Brazil winger at the end of next season.

The Italian club said Wednesday that it will pay 6 million euros ($6.9 million) for the initial loan. After that, Juventus can secure “the definitive acquisition of the player at a price of 40 million euros ($45.7 million) to be paid in two financial years.”

Costa joined Bayern for a reported fee of 30 million euros from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015. He enjoyed an impressive first season but was unable to maintain the momentum. In 77 competitive games for the Bundesliga side, he scored 14 goals and set up 27 more, winning two league titles and the German Cup.

“We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus‘ representatives,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “All of Bayern’s financial demands have been met.”

Costa has made 21 appearances for Brazil.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide