Serie A record seven-time consecutive champions Juventus are keen on adding another Scudetto next term. They have continued with reworking the team after getting top manager Max Allegri to extend his deal with the Turin based side.
Costa was one of the key players under Allegri last season, helping them to their fourth domestic double in four years. Also, the player agreed a deal that will keep him at the club until year 2022.
“Juventus have exercised the option for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich for EUR40 million to be paid in two financial years,” the Serie A side confirmed.
There are strong rumours that Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has gotten the nod to replace Gonzalo Higuain as Juve’s number one man this summer. Morata flourished at Juve and after an underwhelming season at Stamford Bridge and missing out on the World Cup shortlist for Spain, he is open to returning to Italy after only a year in England.
Higuain is 30 years already and starting to show signs of decline, despite his huge influence in the team last season. Juve are reportedly targeting Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski or PSG’s Edison Cavanias Higuain’s replacement. It would be hard to lure both players to Turin and at huge cost. The duo are also in advanced stages of their careers, compared to Morata who can still go on for 5-7 years at the top level.