Former Bayern Munich star player Douglas Costa has revealed that the Italian League is the perfect for him after making a switch to Serie A champions Juventus.
The versatile attacking forward has moved to Italy from the German champions who replaced him with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez.
“What I like and don’t like about Serie A? It’s a strong league, perfect even,” said Costa at his unveiling in Italy.
The winger has joined the Old Lady of Turin on a season-long loan for an initial fee of £5.3m, but he can join them permanently for £35.4m next summer. That will be the priority for Costa, who is expected to live up to his standards and help the club in achieving more glory.
Prior to joining Juventus, Costa had been heavily linked with a move to either of the Manchester clubs of England. The Premier League giants were reported to be scouting the 26-year-old towards the end of last season and speculation ran that he could make a move.
After officially joining Juve, Costa said he expects to fit in the side very soon and hopes to adapt.
“I’m very quick and I hope to fit in quickly. I don’t like physical contact very much, but I’ll adapt,” said the player.
Costa also added that it will take sometime for him to get the bonding going with everyone and he hopes to come in handy for the side.
“It’ll take a while for me to develop an affinity with everyone and the environment here, but I’ve already been given some advice and I hope to come in handy right away,” said the former Shakhtar Donetsk player.
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Written by Rajdeep Saha
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