Bayern Munich “refuse permanent transfer of Juventus loan star Douglas Costa”
Bayern Munich ‘opt for permanent transfer of Juventus loan star Douglas Costa’ as Brazilian struggles to impress after making only THREE Bundesliga starts since returning to Germany
- Juventus reportedly try to find another club for Douglas Costa
- The 30-year-old initially joined Bayern Munich from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015
- Costa was loaned to Juve in 2017 and joined definitively the following summer
- The Brazilian midfielder has only made 11 Bundesliga appearances this season
Bayern Munich apparently won’t extend Douglas Costa’s loan beyond the end of the season, after a disappointing second stint in the Bundesliga for the loaned Juventus player.
The Brazilian midfielder returned to the German giants on a one-season loan in October, but struggled to impress Bayern boss Hansi Flick.
According to Goal.com, Bayern have made the decision not to renew the loan or make a permanent transfer, which means the Bianconeri will try to find another club for the 30-year-old who is also not in favor of the Serie champions. TO.
Bayern Munich have reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Douglas Costa permanently
Costa set to return to parent club Juventus after loan term with Bayern expires this summer
Costa suffered a broken metatarsal in February and has therefore been sidelined in recent weeks.
However, even before the injury, the Brazilian struggled to achieve the performance levels he achieved in his first stint with the Bundesliga club.
Costa initially joined Bayern from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 and spent two years with the club before being loaned to Juventus.
The Brazilian sealed a permanent move to Turin the following summer, but he tarnished his reputation with the club hierarchy after being involved in an altercation with Federico Di Francesco in a game against Sassuolo in early 2018.
Costa had few chances due to the form of Serge Gnabry (left) and Kingsley Coman (right)
His stock continued to decline, leading to the Brazilian returning on loan to former club Bayern, where he went on to make just 11 Bundesliga appearances with just three starts.
The attacking midfielder has been sidelined due to the form of Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.
Costa is set to leave Juventus this summer, but it remains to be seen whether this will be another loan deal or a permanent transfer.
Brazilian club Gremio are a potential destination, but Costa’s deal with Juve expires next summer.