Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Costa’

BOTAFOGO TRIED TO SIGN COSTA BEFORE MLS MOVE

Monday, February 28th, 2022

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.

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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.
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COSTA DECLINED BOTAFOGO BEFORE JOINING GREMIO

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Former Juventus winger Douglas Costa who recently completed a switch back to Brazil to join the country’s Serie A club Gremio has revealed that Botafogo were also interested in signing him but he was solely focused on joining his former club. The winger was deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus by Andrea Pirlo and was not allowed another chance to prove himself with the Old Lady.

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The Brazilian winger was sent out on loan to German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as the Italian club tried to offer him a shot at proving himself elsewhere in a bid to help him rediscover his form so he could fight for his place in the team. However, he was not able to find his form at the Allianz Arena and was eventually sent back to Juventus where he was told that he was no longer needed.
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