Arsenal To Pay €50m To Land Brazilian Attacker?

By on August 11, 2014

Arsenal have been told they will need to pay €50m (£40m) to land Brazilian attacker Douglas Costa.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave Shakhtar Donetsk after refusing to return to Ukraine due to the on-going conflict with Russia, with the attacker one of six players who has settled in Switzerland until their futures can be resolved.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move with reports last week suggesting we were lining-up a bid to bring the versatile forward to the Premier League.

Costa is understood to be keen on a switch to the Emirates, however, we’ve been warned by Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin that the player won’t be sold unless his €50m buy-out clause is met.

Speaking to the clubs website, Palkin said:

“Everyone says that Costa’s goodbye is close, but the club has not received any proposals and his buyout clause is €50million.” source: Express

Costa joined Shakhtar for £4.7m in 2010 and has been a key player in helping the club secure five consecutive Ukrainian titles, but is there any chance Arsene Wenger would pay €50m for him?

In a word; NO. Costa is a fine player but he’s not worth anywhere near €50m and there’s simply no chance Arsene Wenger would agree to pay that kind of money for him, despite the newspaper continually linking us with a move.

While many fans would like to see another forward brought in before the end of the month, I think Arsene is far more worried about signing a centre-back and/or defensive midfielder than strengthening his attack.

No doubt if a tempting deal came up he might consider it, but €50m is NOT going to tempt the boss. So unless Shakhtar lower their demands, we won’t be seeing Costa coming to the Emirates any time soon.


  1. Genesis omeke

    August 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Kudos to gunners. Arsenal 4 life…

  2. Ologun Emmanuel

    August 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    wenger should buy him we need him.

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