Juventus have announced the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa on an initial loan move, with an obligation to buy, on a reported five-year deal.
The 26-year-old was announced as the Italian side’s newest addition via the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday night as the club continue their aggressive summer of recruitment.
Costa made 77 appearances for the Bundesliga side in two seasons, netting 14 goals in that time following his move from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2015.
However, a lack of game time last season is thought to have pushed Costa towards a move this summer after making just 23 Bundesliga appearances last term – scoring four goals and providing six assists.
It is understood that the midfielder is to join the Old Lady on a £5m loan deal, with the view to a £35m permanent transfer.
Bayern has already secured a replacement for the 26-year-old after agreeing on a two-year loan deal with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez.
Costa will now join Rodrigo Bentancur and Medhi Benatia as Juve’s newest additions as well as Juan Cuadrado who has now sealed his permanent move to Turin from Chelsea.