Brazilian striker Douglas Costa is expected to take advantage of the summer transfer window this year to leave Juventus and then join Manchester City. This advice came from the Samba Team legend, Rivaldo.
Previously, please note that Douglas Costa has been defending Juventus for three seasons, precisely since he was bought from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2017. During defending Bianconneri, the former Shakhtar Donetsk has indeed become one of the mainstays.
He has collected no less than 100 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, with 10 goals and 21 assists in between.
But this season, Costa hasn’t fared well, coach Maurizio Sarri more often relied on the duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala on the front lines. As a result, the 29-year-old player only collected 7 appearances as a starter in the Italian Serie A this season.
Seeing the situation, Brazilian Legend and Barcelona Rivaldo then suggested Douglas Costa to take advantage of the opportunity in the transfer market this summer. He wants the player to leave Turin and join the Premier League giant, Manchester City.
“Looking at the transfer market, I think Douglas Costa moving from Juventus to Manchester City will be an interesting possibility. Costa doesn’t play too often at Juve and can look for a bigger stage to shine at City because it looks like they are trying to recruit him,”
“His professional career is very short, it will be important for him to look for a new club where he can play on a more regular basis. He’s a great player that I really admire,” Rivaldo told Betfair.
Not only Douglas Costa, Rivaldo also secretly paid attention to the development of Tim Samba’s young talents, Richarlison who played for Everton.
Without diminishing respect for the Premier League Club, Rivaldo feels that the player is worthy of playing for the club that is playing in the European Champions League next season.
“I don’t downplay Everton but I believe that Richarlison deserves to play in the Champions League. Maybe it’s time to make the jump, but of course, first of all he needs a good offer from a big club, “he said.