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Report: Costa goes public on Juve future

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Douglas Costa has made a public declaration in regards to his future at Juventus.

There has been speculation linking the Brazilian winger with a move away from Turin for some time.

A lot of the speculation has hinted around the player making a move to Manchester United.

Since the time of Jose Mourinho’s ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, the search for a marquee right-winger has been on the United transfer agenda.

The 28-year-old has a phenomenal reputation and will always be the subject of transfer chatter when right-wingers are the position up for discussion.

After 202 games, 38 goals and 40 assists for Shakhtar Donetsk, Costa made a 30 million Euro move to Bayern Munich.

In a couple of seasons at Bayern, he managed 77 games, 14 goals, and 27 assists. This kind of form earned him an initial loan and then a 40 million Euro move to Juventus.

In his two seasons with the Bianconeri, he has played 74 games, scored 7 and added 18 assists. This return is perhaps the reason why question marks have been raised about his future at the Allianz Stadium.

However, according to Football-Italia, Costa has other ideas.

He said:

“I want to stay here to win trophies and give blood for Juventus.”

He continued:

“I’m writing to deny the baseless news published today, which said I was in negotiations with some clubs during the last transfer window.”

“Since the start of this season, I’ve been clear that I wanted to stay here to win trophies and give blood for the Juve jersey.”

The rumours started after comments by Giovanni Branchini. The man credited with playing a crucial role in his move from Bayern to Juventus.

But Costa cleared that up to.

He concluded:

“Junior Mendoza is my only agent and the only person authorised to speak on my behalf.”

While it is not believed, that the new United manager harbours the same level of interest that his predecessor did.

It cannot be denied the player fits the bill in terms of needs at United. Although by the sounds of it the Red Devils will have to look elsewhere.

Douglas Costa, Juventus
TURIN, ITALY – JANUARY 21: Douglas Costa of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between Juventus and Chievo at Allianz Stadium on January 21, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)