Football NewsDouglas Costa set to complete loan transfer to LA Galaxy
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Juventus winger Douglas Costa will fly to Los Angeles this weekend to finalise a temporary switch to MLS.


Today’s situation

The Brazil international Douglas Costa is set to complete a loan transfer to the LA Galaxy. Brazilian soccer player is currently on loan at Gremio, having initially rejoined his boyhood club from Juve last summer, but won’t be staying on after a disastrous 2021 season. Douglas Costa was powerless to prevent Gremio from being relegated from the Brazilian top flight, and is now ready to take on a new challenge in MLS.

Instead of returning to Juventus for the final six months of his contract, Douglas will sign for the Galaxy on an initial loan agreement. The Brazil international Douglas Costa will fly to Los Angeles this weekend to finalise a deal with the MLS club, who will also have the option to sign him outright for two seasons in the summer.


A little about Douglas Costa

After his first stint at Gremio between 2008 and 2010, Douglas ventured into Europe to join Shakhtar Donetsk. The mercurial attacker won five league titles with the Ukrainian club and earned a place in Brazil’s national team set-up before moving to Bayern Munich for €30 million in 2015. Brazilian soccer player helped Bayern win two Bundesliga titles but struggled with injuries at Allianz Arena and after a loan stint at Juve in 2017-18, he joined the Italian giants on a permanent deal.

Douglas Costa added three Scudettos to his trophy collection in Turin, but returned to Bayern on loan in the summer of 2020 before picking up the FIFA Club World Cup and another Bundesliga title. Juventus decided against welcoming The Brazilian back to the club last summer and instead sent him to Gremio for his ill-fated second spell, but he is now set for a fresh start in the United States with the Galaxy.