Big money offers have been the talk of the season so far, as the transfer record was broken with Paul Pogbas move to Manchester United at the start of the season, and the seemingly never ending rumours of big money offers coming in for European players from China and the Premier League. However, much of this talk doesn’t reach as far as the media, and one man who has apparently been sought after is Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa.
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Whilst Bayern have completely rejected similar offers that have been made for the likes of Thomas Muller of late, the German man is a fundamental figure at the club, but the same can’t be said for the Brazilian. As a result it seems that Bayern have been tempted to look towards selling the player following interest from Premier League clubs. Furthermore, this all came about from Costa himself, as the 26 year old revealed of late the following:
‘We got some strong offers from China and also from big clubs from Europe. When the season is over, we will sit down and analyse everything.
‘First of all, I am only focused on ending the season with all the titles I can win. It is not my idea to leave Bayern now. I want to win titles.
‘I like Bayern and I think I can win titles with Bayern to reach the highest technical level of my career, to go for the Ballon d’Or, the Champions League, the Club World Cup. I want to win all sorts of titles and then the World Cup with the Brazilian national team.’
‘Then we will think about new markets. I cannot comment on names, but there are contacts with teams from England, Spain and also France.’ Via metro.co.uk
Even if Bayern are to cash in on Costa in the summer, we can be pleased that he was not allowed to leave in January, as not only has he been a good performer generally for Bayern so far this season, but he also works as a perfect man to step in when Franck Ribery is unavailable for the first team.