Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly made an offer to sign Juventus winger Douglas Costa but face competition from Leeds United and Manchester United – and Rio Ferdinand is clearly a big fan of the Brazilian star.
Costa, 30, has managed just substitute appearances for Juventus and it is expected that Andrea Pirlo will cash in on the former Bayern Munich star – if a decent offer is tabled. A move to the Premier League could be on the cards for Costa.
The Brazil international has entered the final two years of his Juve contract and Wolves have made an offer to sign Costa. However, Costa is not keen on a move to Wolves – while Leeds and Manchester United are also keen, as per Alfredo Pedulla.
Former Leeds and United defender Ferdinand told The Times – as per The Mirror – in 2017 that Costa is a player worthy of spending “big money” to sign, and urged the Old Trafford board to sign him.
“I admire Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich. He’s an electric player with pedigree who is not always in Bayern’s starting line-up and he’d be worth paying big money for,” Ferdinand said when discussing potential United targets.
TBR’s view – Costa would be a sensational signing for most PL sides
A player capable of producing utter magic out of nothing, a player with explosive pace and a player who can play in numerous positions – Costa would be an excellent addition for any Premier League club.
Costa has more than 400 club appearances to his name, almost half of which came during spells at Juve and Bayern. 10 league titles, 31 caps for his country and plenty more accolades, Costa would massively boost Leeds, Wolves or even United.
However, would Leeds or Wolves be able to match his £104,000-a-week (Sun) Juventus wages? That remains to be seen.