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Juventus secure permanent Douglas Costa deal

Juventus secure permanent Costa deal
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Juventus exercise their right to make Douglas Costa's loan move from Bayern Munich permanent.

Juventus have agreed to shell out €40m (£35m) to make Douglas Costa's loan move from Bayern Munich permanent.

The Serie A champions, who paid €6m (£5m) to take the 27-year-old on loan last summer with the option to buy, have exercised their right to bring him to Italy on a full-time basis.

"Juventus have exercised the option for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich for €40m to be paid in two financial years," the Turin club said in a statement on their website.

"Juventus and the player signed a contract of employment until 30 June 2022."

United were previously linked with a move for Costa, amid reports that they were willing to pay £79m to hijack his move to Juve.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund17133144182642
2Bayern Munich17113336181836
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach17103436181833
4RB Leipzig1794431171431
5Wolfsburg178452722528
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1783634231127
7Hoffenheim176743223925
8Hertha Berlin176652627-124
9Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen177372629-324
10Werder Bremen176472829-122
11Freiburg175662125-421
12Mainz 05175661722-521
13Schalke 04Schalke175392024-418
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf175391933-1418
15Augsburg173682529-415
16Stuttgart1742111235-2314
17Hannover1725101735-1811
18Nuremberg1725101438-2411

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