The Brazilian international is set to return to his training club after a loan from Bayern.
Brazilian club Gremio are closing in on a deal to sign attacking midfielder Douglas Costa from Juventus, Goal is able to confirm.
A deal is expected to be reached within the next two to three days that will see Costa’s contract with Juventus terminated a year earlier, freeing him with a view to returning to his country.
The 30-year-old has fallen out of favor at Juventus and has had an unsuccessful loan spell at Bayern Munich this season. The German club already announcing its intention not to seek a loan renewal or a permanent transfer.
Once the different parties come to an agreement, it will mean Costa will have an emotional comeback as he reunites with the team he joined at the age of 11.
Douglas Costa returns home
He then moved to Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk at the age of 20 in January 2010, winning 11 trophies in five years, before a resounding move to Bayern Munich. Two years and two Bundesliga titles later, he was loaned to Juve in 2017, then offering himself a four-year permanent transfer the following summer.
After a brilliant start, Costa’s fate in Turin was overshadowed by an incident with Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco in January 2018 which saw him being banned for four games for spitting. From there his performance gradually declined, leading to his return to Bayern on loan this season. However, injuries and increased competition from Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane limited his playing time and Bayern chose not to keep him in Bavaria.
With opportunities at Juve also limited despite having a year left on his contract, a return to his childhood club seems to suit all parties.