Manchester City linked with surprise move for Douglas Costa
Juventus winger Douglas Costa has emerged as a target for Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Manchester City are linked with surprise move for Juventus winger Douglas Costa.
Costa made 47 appearances across all competitions for Juventus, scoring six goals and supplying 14 assists in return.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Brazil.
Douglas Costa has also scored three goals in 24 games for his country.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new winger and Douglas Costa is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of winger Guardiola wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Manchester City will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
His tricky dribbling, fantastic shot and pace make him a nightmare for any defender to defend.
According to Football Italia (via Sport Mediaset), “Manchester City are ready to offer €100m for Juventus wide attacker Douglas Costa, according to Sport Mediaset. The report suggests Pep Guardiola is eager to bring the Brazil international to England, after Manchester United had failed in their attempts to snatch him away. Juve only just activated their option to buy from Bayern Munich for €40m this week, having paid €6m for the one-year loan. He is now under contract with the Bianconeri until June 2022.”
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A big money bid from Manchester City could tempt Juventus into selling their prized asset.
Signing the 27-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Pep Guardiola.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester City.
Whether he will join Manchester City or not remains to be seen.