His second season at Bayern Munich was nothing like the first one in which he impressed, the Bavarians were more than willing to offload him (at the right price), and they found a middle solution with Juventus.
We have held some serious and constructive talks with the Juventus representatives. All the financial demands of FC Bayern have been fulfilled
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s official website, right after sealing Douglas Costa’s loan move to the Italian side.
I want to thank Douglas for his performances. After two successful seasons with four titles he wanted to accept a new challenge. We accepted this and wish him, together with his family, all the best in Italy
Bayern’s CEO also said.
According to reports, Juventus will pay the German club €6 million for the one-year-loan, and €40m in a year from now if they decide to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal.
According to the same reports, Juventus will have no option but to keep the Brazilian if he reaches a certain number of appearances this season, in which case his ‘permanent deal’ clause will be automatically activated.
Costa won the Bundesliga title both seasons he spent at Allianz Arena, bolstering his position in Brazil’s national team as well.