Costa 'put up for sale by Juve as 29-year-old's injury woes continue'

Douglas Costa ‘put up for sale by Juventus as 29-year-old’s injury woes continue… with Manchester United and clubs in the UAE linked with a bid’

  • Juventus winger Douglas Costa is set to miss the start of the 2020-21 season 
  • A muscle tear ended his season early amid persistent injury trouble for the star
  • The Serie A champions have lost patience, putting the Brazilian up for sale 
  • Costa’s injuries are causing hesitation but Man United have been linked 

Juventus have lost patience with injury-prone winger Douglas Costa, leading Andrea Pirlo to put the Brazilian up for sale amid his Turin clear-out.    

Over-30s Blaise Matuidi, Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira have all been kicked-out since the legendary Italian’s appointment, with Pirlo keen for a refresh after Juve’s embarrassing Champions League last-16 exit to Lyon. 

Costa is set to be next to go, according to Goal, despite the 29-year-old’s desperation to stay and prove his worth under the new coach. 

Juventus want to sell Douglas Costa this summer after the winger’s persistent injury trouble

The Brazilian had four spells on the sidelines last season, continuing a trend for the star 

Andrea Pirlo is conducting a clear-out at Juventus, having already moved-on four big names

The Brazilian could get his wish and remain in Italy, though, with his agents having reportedly failed to encourage interest. 

Manchester United have long been linked to the star and clubs in the UAE Pro League are said to be interested, but Costa’s injury record is causing hesitation. 

The winger has made more than 30 league appearances in a season just once since his move to the European elite with Bayern Munich in 2015. 

Costa’s injury record is counting against him in the market, struggling to attract interest 

Muscle trouble meant Costa spent four spells sidelined with injury in 2019-20, leaving him with just 23 Serie A appearances at the conclusion. The 2018-19 season was worse, playing just 17 league matches. 

Costa’s impact has waned as a result, scoring just four goals and contributed eight assists in two seasons. 

With two years left on the Brazilian’s deal, it would seem a wise move for Juventus to cash-in on the winger. 

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