Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Kingsley Coman, all played more than him last season, and now there is newly-signed Serge Gnabry as well to fight against.
Douglas Costa had a rather disappointing second season at Bayern after impressing on his first one, and the Bavarian club looked willing to offload him for an amount in the region of €40 million, but at the moment, no one seems to be willing to pay that money.
Juventus were reported to be interested, but rumor is they have changed their priorities. Could Douglas Costa get… stuck at Bayern?
I always found him an interesting player. All he has to do is reach the same level again that he was playing at during his first season with us
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s CEO, told Merkur.
Would Costa look 100% committed to the Bundesliga champions, knowing that he’s not Carlo Ancelotti’s top choice for the winger positions?
Bayern’s big advantage is there’s a World Cup at the end of the season and every player wants to qualify for it. In that sort of situation no player becomes sloppy or creates a big fuss
Rummenigge said. Bayern’s door remains open though, all any club interested in Costa have to do is pay up and the Brazilian will be theirs.