Following Man Utd’s failure to sign Douglas Costa in the summer, the winger’s agent has revealed why the proposed deal didn’t happen.
Manchester United only signed three players in the summer, including Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Apparently, the red devils were in search for more, with Douglas Costa’s agent, revealing his client was one of them.
Costa – who was injured for most parts of the previous season – has been linked with a move away from Juventus for longer than the summer. However, according to his agent Giovanni Branchini, neither Massimiliano Allegri nor new manager Maurizio Sarri ever had the intention of letting the winger leave.
“I sincerely say that Allegri and Sarri have never thought of letting him go.” He told the Daily Mail.
“The interest of Manchester United was strong, a club that has always been interested in the Brazilian.
“It was not the only club but in England it was certainly the most active team on the trail of Douglas Costa.
“Douglas has had countless health problems. Last season he was very often injured.
“He is wanting to recover with great professionalism after standing still.
“Juventus never intended to sell him despite the big pressure from United.”
Branchini however didn’t rule out a possible move in the future for Douglas Costa. Stating that his client is a ‘cool professional’ and would without doubt, adapt to the Premier League, if he ever made the switch.
“Douglas is a ‘cool’ professional in the best sense of the word. He is able to adapt to everything.” He added.
“Just think of how well he did in Ukraine, in a country totally different from Brazil.
“He loves Juventus but is able to adapt to every reality. Premier League is a beautiful championship, but for now United have failed in all their attempts to convince Juventus to sell him. The player remained in Turin and is a champion.”