Manchester United target, Douglas Costa, close to joining Villarreal

March 27, 2009 at 13:48 6 comments


Spanish side, Villareal, could complete the signing of Grêmio’s Douglas Costa over the next few days.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who was linked to Manchester United, last year, is said to be in talks with Villarreal’s vice president, José Manuel Llaneza, who is currently in Porto Alegre.

Costa came to light in the 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro but this season has not had much playing time under coach Celso Roth. In view of this and because Villareal are expected to meet Grêmio’s valuation of the player (as yet undisclosed) it is thought the deal could be wrapped up without delay.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  March 27, 2009 at 19:40


  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  March 27, 2009 at 21:29

    Possibly. He just hasn’t played enough to prove whether he’s the real thing or not.
    There’s a Grêmio fan that occasionally leaves me some abuse on the blog. He should know more on Costa. So, maybe he’ll leave one of his insightful comments again Haha

  • 3. sameer  |  June 26, 2009 at 16:04

    rather than this manu should sign Marcus berg

  • 4. francis  |  July 3, 2009 at 12:18

    i think for the next 3 yrs to come doulas costa will be like kaka,marcus sena or any other big i thnk it will be good for Ferguson to sign him because we are rigth now losing in the transfer market,ferguson backup or u forever

  • 5. Prabath  |  July 7, 2009 at 02:25

    Sir Ferguson should bring the youngster to the Old traford in this summer and make him to be the next Ronaldo for United. This will be the most valuable deal for the United in this summer if it suceed.

  • 6. JACK  |  July 12, 2009 at 08:24

    i just think man u should buy some one gd itz takin really long for us 2 get a really gd striker and im starting to think all the players are going either down the drain or to real madrid


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