June 7, 2018 / 6:19 PM / a year ago

Soccer: Juventus sign Brazilian winger Costa on permanent deal

Soccer Football - Coppa Italia Final - Juventus vs AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 9, 2018 Juventus' Douglas Costa celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

(Reuters) - Juventus have signed Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell, the Italian champions said on Thursday.

Costa has agreed a four-year contract with Juventus after they triggered the option to buy the player from Bayern for a fee of 40 million euros ($47.2 million) to be paid over two years.

The 27-year-old scored six goals in 47 competitive appearances during his season-long loan with Juventus, helping them to win the Serie A title and Coppa Italia.

Costa proved to be one of the most creative players in the Italian league, also providing 14 assists.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, Editing by Ed Osmond

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