According to reports from Squawka Football News, Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Juventus have made an approach for the Brazilian winger Douglas Costa. Marotta was quoted telling the Corrierre della Sera that the Italian champions have contacted Costa’s representatives about a move to The Old Lady from Bayern Munich and look to be close to completing a deal soon.
After a dazzling first season under Guardiola, where Costa totaled 43 appearances with 7 goals and 18 assists, Costa’s performances in his second season slowed down under Ancelotti and now he seems to be surplus to demands at the Bavarian super club. Rumors have swirled towards the end of the season that Costa may end up on the move, which perked the ears of Juventus after just missing out on the Champions League crown.
Juventus manager Allegri continues to want to add quality in the attack in order to deliver the Champions League title next season, and believe Douglas Costa can help provide that extra spark. The two clubs haven’t agreed on a transfer fee as of yet, but Juventus remain hopeful the Munich club will demand a reasonable asking price so that the rest of the deal will run smoothly. Only time will tell.