Bayern Munich ‘opts not to make a definitive switch to Juventus loaner Douglas Costa’, with the Brazilian struggling to impress after just THREE Bundesliga starts since returning to Germany
- Juventus will reportedly try to find another club for Douglas Costa
- The 30-year-old originally came from Shakhtar Donetsk to Bayern Munich in 2015
- Costa was loaned out to Juve in 2017 and joined permanently the following summer
- The Brazilian midfielder played only eleven games in the Bundesliga this season
Bayern Munich reportedly will not renew Douglas Costa’s loan after the end of the season after a disappointing second spell in the Bundesliga for the Juventus tenant.
The Brazilian midfielder returned to the German giants in October on a season-long loan, but struggled to impress Bayern boss Hansi Flick.
According to Goal.com, Bayern has made the decision not to renew the loan or complete a final transfer, meaning the Bianconeri will try to find another club for the 30-year-old who is also out of favor with the Serie A champions.
Bayern Munich has reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Douglas Costa permanently
Costa returns to mother club Juventus after his lease with Bayern expires this summer
Costa suffered a metatarsal fracture in February and has been sidelined in recent weeks.
But even before the injury, the Brazilian struggled to reach the level of performance he achieved during his first stint with the Bundesliga club.
Costa originally joined Bayern from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 and spent two years at the club before being loaned out to Juventus.
The Brazilian sealed a permanent move to Turin the following summer, but he damaged his reputation with the club’s hierarchy after being involved in a feud with Federico Di Francesco in a match against Sassuolo in early 2018.
Costa has had few chances in the form of Serge Gnabry (left) and Kingsley Coman (right)
Shares continued to fall, bringing the Brazilian back to former club Bayern, where he went on to play just eleven Bundesliga games with just three starts.
The attacking midfielder has been marginalized by the likes of Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.
Costa is expected to leave Juventus this summer, but it remains to be seen whether this will be a new loan deal or a permanent transfer.
Brazilian club Gremio is a potential destination, but Costa’s deal with Juve expires next summer, so they may need to be flexible with any proposed club move.