With Douglas Costa sealing his move to United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy in the January winter transfer window, it has been revealed that he was wanted by a number of other clubs but he eve tuslly decided to leave Europe and move to the United States. Before joining LA Galaxy, Costa left Juventus and joined a Brazilian club on loan where he spent last season. The idea was for him to get more game time away from the Italian Serie A giants as he was finding it hard to do so in Turin. The major reason for that was so he could get more minutes under his belt so getting a new club for him would be easier.

German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund were said to have inquired a out his availability but he decided against moving to the Signal Iduna Park havubg already played for their direct rivals, Bayern Munich a couple of years ago. Russian side Zenit St Petersburg were also mentioned as one of the clubs that wanted to sign him, while he also received offers from Lyon, Lille, as well as Wolfsburg. Although he did not reveal his reasons, during his unveiling as a Los Angeles Galaxy player, he stated that he did not want to remain in Europe and wanted to join a foreign club in a foreign country.

He agreed to sign with Los Angeles Galaxy on an initial six-month loan deal after which a permanent contract of 12 months will then be triggered, making it 18 months in total. The Brazilian winger will be hoping that the move yields results as he wishes to return to his footballing best in a bid to earn himself a call-up to the Brazil national team from head coach Tite ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup which will be holding later this year in Qatar.