Official: Bayern Munich sign Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk for £21.3m

  • The 24-year-old has signed a five-year
    contract with Pep Guardiola’s side and will
    wear the number 11 jersey.

    Bayern Munich have
    completed the signing of
    Shakhtar Donetsk attacker
    Douglas Costa for €30
    million (£21.3m).

    The 24-year-old has signed a
    contract that will run until
    2020 with the Bundesliga champions and has been
    handed the number 11 jersey.

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    DONE DEAL: Brazilian @douglascosta has signed
    a contract at #FCBayern until 2020! He will wear
    no.11 and train for the first time on 11/7.

    Costa, who has been capped nine times by Brazil, is
    an additional wide option for Pep Guardiola after
    Bayern were hampered by injuries to Arjen Robben
    and Franck Ribery last season.

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    “For me, today a dream came true. I am proud to
    play for Bayern, a club where many famous Brazilians
    have played before,” said Costa.

    “I am looking forward to being a part of a great team
    and I will do everything to meet the expectations.”
    #Shakhtar and @FCBayernEN have reached
    agreement for transfer of @douglascosta to
    German club.

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    Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer said:
    “Douglas Costa will be an addition for our team. He
    has got exceptional technical skills, a strong left foot,
    he’s very agile and extremely fast.
    “Douglas Costa has decided to take the next step in
    his career after having played in Brazil and Ukraine.
    We will support him in every aspect.”


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