Some Manchester City fans have been left talking by the club’s latest links with Juventus winger Douglas Costa.
Recently, Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Daily Mail) reported that City had tried to snatch the Brazilian when he wasn’t on the market and he is now an idea that has become ‘topical’ once again if the prospect of a swap deal involving Gabriel Jesus heats up.
Should City swap Costa for Gabriel Jesus?
Sounds like a fair deal
A City-related page called Man City Xtra relayed this piece of information on Twitter. This got many Citizens talking and they weren’t happy with this news.
We don’t sign hasbeens anymore
— malc (@machine_9) April 7, 2020
— Cheeseboy Mokoena (@bokangteboho) April 7, 2020
No just NO
— Citizen (@Citizen2069) April 7, 2020
Bentancur+20mil and he’s yours
— Koder (@__aboy__) April 7, 2020
We don’t want to see this
Makes me mad
— Orphan SZN (@BLACKEDHART) April 7, 2020
— 17′ (@Tacticalista_) April 7, 2020
This season, Douglas has endured an injury-prone campaign for the Bianconeri. The former Bayern Munich man has missed 17 games due to injury under Maurizio Sarri. He has made only 18 appearances in all competitions with only 14 coming in Serie A, where he has racked up three assists so far.
The Brazilian has previously played under Pep Guardiola during their time together in Bavaria and in the 2015-16 season, Douglas had come up with 25 goal contributions while playing 43 games in all competitions for Bayern.
While that does show that he did have some quality, but Costa has missed 43 games due to injury since arriving in Turin. It shows that his fitness record isn’t the best and due to him being 29 currently, City won’t get a long-term option in him.
Costa also has a poor disciplinary record and it is evident from how he spit on Federico di Francesco last season. It shows that Costa won’t be a player worth signing for the Citizens.
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