Munich — Bayern Munich has signed Brazil midfielder Douglas
Costa from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Bundesliga club says the 24-year-old, whose full name is
Douglas Costa de Souza, has signed a deal through June 2020, and will wear the
No. 11 jersey.
The club does not disclose a transfer fee, but German media
reports a sum in the region of 28 million euros ($31 million) for the player
whose contract with Donetsk ran to 2018.
Also read: Brazil’s Douglas Costa confirms Bayern interest
Costa can play on either flank, and is expected to provide
an alternative to injury-prone wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Ribery
will miss the start of the season because of persistent ankle problems.
Costa was part of the Brazil side which disappointed at the
Copa America. He will join his new Bayern teammates on July 11.
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