Douglas Costa is one signature away from joining LA Galaxy
The 31-year-old winger is about to reach an agreement with Gremio to terminate the rest of his loan and will sign for the MLS side as a free agent.
Douglas Costa couldn’t help Gremio avoid relegation from the top flight in Brazil in his first six months with the club and now they can’t afford the player’s salary. According to sources, the 31-year-old and the Brazilian side have agreed to terminate the rest of his loan from Juventus and this opens the door for him to join the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The deal is imminent
Now Douglas Costa will be free to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy who have offered him to be a Designated Player for the upcoming 2022 Major League Soccer regular season. Per reports, the Brazilian playmaker will earn $5 million each season, but it is not known how many years the MLS side will offer him.
Costa is under contract with Juventus, but it is set to expire in June of this year. The Serie A side have made it clear that they have no plans to take him back for the second part of the season and they don’t want to keep paying his wages for the next six months, so they will accept the offer from the Galaxy, which has not been disclosed yet.
Pavón could join Douglas Costa
The team with the most MLS titles (5) is also understood to be keen on bringing in Cristian Pavón for the upcoming season. The Argentine had a successful stint with the Galaxy in 2019 but his loan ended in 2021 and he had to return to Boca Juniors. His contract will expire in the summer and the Argentine side will not renew it, so Pavón could arrive as a free agent for the second part of the MLS season.