Douglas Costa Completes Transfer to Juventus from Bayern Munich

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2017

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Douglas Costa has reportedly completed a move to Serie A giants Juventus after arriving in Turin on Wednesday:

B/R Football @brfootball

BREAKING: Douglas Costa completes his move from Bayern Munich to Juventus! ⚫βšͺ https://t.co/xtYbjOElN6

Footage of winger Costa arriving in Turin was relayed on Juve's official Twitter account:

JuventusFC @juventusfcen

Welcome to Turin @douglascosta! πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡§πŸ‡· WATCH LIVE ➑️ https://t.co/RuB2Ytx8qK https://t.co/ewhnysRd1D

MailOnline's Simon JonesΒ revealed Costa will sign for Juve from Bayern Munich on an initial loan set to cost Β£5 million, but the fee could rise to Β£35 million if the deal becomes permanent.

Costa was welcomed to the club on Twitter by former Bayern centre-back Medhi Benatia:

MBenatia5 @MedhiBenatia

Welcome to Torino fratelo @douglascosta βšͺοΈβš«οΈπŸ˜‰ #forzajuve #OnEstLarge πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ https://t.co/Y5pmW2jzBN

Douglas Costa @douglascosta

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The move brings an end to a two-season spell at the Allianz Arena for Costa following his Β£21 million move to Bayern fromΒ Shakhtar Donetsk in July 2015.

Earlier today, Bayern chairmanΒ Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed the two clubs were in "serious talks" about Costa, per ESPN.co.uk's Ben Gladwell: "We are in negotiations and I would say these are positive and very serious, but I cannot say it is a done deal today."

Costa has likely been deemed surplus to requirements after Bayern agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid wide forward James Rodriguez on a two-year loan, per BBC Sport.