Manchester United should definitely make the move for Douglas Costa
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are interested in making the move for Juventus winger Douglas Costa. The Brazilian has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
The Red Devils are dealing with their own issues at the moment after sacking Jose Mourinho and bringing in former star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager till the end of the season. The Norwegian surely has to get into the transfer market in January.
He should go for Douglas Costa as his first target. The report suggests that the Brazilian is available for £36million and that is a fee United should jump at. The Red Devils have managed to score just 29 goals in 17 games this season. They have often struggled to create clear-cut chances while also failing to find the back of the net consistently.
Douglas Costa is a powerful attacker who possesses a wide set of qualities. He possesses drive, energy and flair in the final third. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have all failed to make their mark this season.
But with someone of Costa’s stature in the squad, all their performances will rise. Costa is also a very good team player and can function in a number of roles for the Red Devils. The Brazilian is also a prolific goal scorer although he hasn’t registered a goal or assist this season. However, that’s because the Brazilian has managed to make just 3 starts.
But it’s not his prowess in front of the goal that makes him a standout option. Costa’s ability to run at opponents effortlessly opens up spaces for his teammates up front. Costa is also superb at picking the locks in the final third.
The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will thrive playing alongside the 28-year-old. Costa is also more than capable of whipping dangerous deliveries into the box, which is surely his best quality as a footballer. This should see Romelu Lukaku receive a number of opportunities in the box.
Manchester United should certainly make the move for Douglas Costa when the transfer window opens in January. The fee shouldn’t be so hard to splash given the club’s financial power. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should definitely make Douglas Costa his first signing at the club.