Liverpool's ambition to be on the forefront of the Champions League seems to be taking shape even before the beginning of transfer market. They already made a bid for Real Madrid winger, they are using Champions League to lure Lacazette and more recently, they are put on high alert as Southampton prepares for Van Dijk exit. And with Coutinho putting pen to paper on a new deal despite recent Real Madrid interest, Liverpool will be absolutely devastating to play against in next year's UEFA Champions League. Now, Liverpool fans have a reason to be even more happy as recent news suggests, they are front runners for the signatures of Douglas Costa.
Liverpool are sudden favorites to sign the dazzling winger after recent developments.
The 26-year-old joined Bayern in 2015 for £21million. Although he has impressed a lot of people, the one that matters the most still seems unimpressed with him.
Carlo Ancelotti, despite the hype around Douglas Costa and the obvious abilities, still prefers 34-year-old Franck Ribéry ahead of him. So much so, Costa has only started 13 games the entire season!
According to Tuttosport, Douglas Costa is unsettled due to the 'lack of respect' shown by Bayern over the negotiations of a new contract. The club known as Hollywood FC are refusing to open talks with Costa over his contract.
Signed for £21 million, a prolific winger and only 26 years of age, Liverpool will have to dish out £40 million for the starlet.
According to Tuttosport Juventus are also interested in the starlet, they are looking to build on their already strong attacking base featuring Higuain, Dybala, Mandzukic etc.
Pep Guardiola is also interested in Costa. Guardiola wants to reunite with the winger he signed when he was the Bayern manager and sees potential in him. With Sane and Costa tearing down the wings, City could be absolutely devastating.
However, it's Liverpool who emerges as the favorites as Klopp feels that Costa would be the perfect fit for his brand of 'heavy metal' football.