Douglas Costa: Is The Brazilian Playmaker On His Way To Arsenal?
Not content with already signing one dynamic South American attacker, according to the Daily Express Arsene Wenger is charging headlong into the market once more with his transfer lance and is ready to joust Brazilian playmaker out of his Shaktar Donetsk seat. Is that how jousting works? I don't know.
Douglas - as he's known, if you're into that whole brevity thing - is an impressive player and packs a lot into his relatively slight frame. A player not dissimilar from former teammate and fellow countryman Willian, Douglas boasts an ace range of passing and wicked shot and the twenty-three year old was one of the names being bandied in the wake of Brazil's World Cup horror show, with the player never having played for the full side.
He's dead good, right. That's what we're saying.
Where would he fit in, though? Well he'd play in a similar attacking role to Santi Cazorla, coming into the centre off the right, and would offer a more direct alternative to the tippy-tappy-ness of Özil.
What do you think? Decent highlight reel, that.