Los Angeles Galaxy to sign Brazilian playmaker Douglas Costa
The 31-year-old’s contract with Brazilian side Gremio expires in the summer and the MLS club is negotiating with the winger to sign him for the upcoming season.
The Los Angeles Galaxy need a quick turnaround after failing to qualify for the playoffs last season. The team with the most league titles (5) have made some roster changes this off-season and they are now working on signing players ahead of the start of the 2022 MLS campaign at the end of February.
The Galaxy keen on signing Costa
According to ESPN, The Galaxy have established negotiations with Douglas Costa to bring him before the regular season starts. The Brazilian international is currently playing with Gremio, but his contract expires on 30 June 2022. So the MLS side could wait until the summer to bring him in, but coach Greg Vanney said that he wants to have all the players available before the season starts.
Journalist Kevin Baxter from the Los Angeles Times confirmed that the Major League Soccer club has nothing definitive to say about Douglas Costa, but it seems like it’s pointing in that direction. The Galaxy want to strengthen their offense and the Brazilian international could be the solution.
Douglas Costa has played for Gremio, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayern Munich and Juventus. The 31-year-old winger has scored 68 goals and provided 101 assists throughout his career in 461 appearances. He made his debut with the Brazil national team in 2014 and he has been capped 31 times.