LA Galaxy pursuing Brazilian winger Douglas Costa

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The LA Galaxy are pursuing Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, according to reports.

Costa is currently on loan with Gremio in his homeland from Juventus. However, Gremio were recently relegated to the Brazilian Serie B and are looking to offload some financial burdens.

ESPN report that Gremio are close to terminating Costa’s loan spell and that Los Angeles could be his next destination. Negotiations between the two parties are thought to still be ongoing but ‘moving along’. The winger’s current contract with Juventus is set to expire in June.

Should the Galaxy succeed in acquiring Costa, he would instantly become one of the biggest names currently playing in MLS and would join Mexico record goalscorer Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in a star-studded LA attack.

Across a glittering career, the 31-year-old has turned out for European powerhouses Juventus and Bayern Munich, as well as Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk, and has been part of title-winning sides for all three.

At international level, Costa has 31 senior caps to his name for Brazil, scoring three times and helping the Seleção to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2018.

After missing out on the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2021, the Galaxy have been busy restructuring their roster ahead of the new season. The club recently acquired midfielder Marky Delgado from Toronto FC and re-signed Spanish playmaker Victor Vazquez.

LA also have an open Designated Player (DP) spot following the departure of Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, which makes the potential space for Costa.

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