Manchester City certainly have the cash to spend on world-class talent, but there is one transfer rumour that has left everyone scratching their heads.
According to Premium Sport, the Premier League champions are prepared to pay £87.5m to sign Douglas Costa from Juventus.
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Normally, a rumour such as this would not be a huge shock, but the Brazilian only signed a permanent deal with Juventus on Thursday.
The publication claims that the Italian giants parted with around £35m to secure the winger’s services from Bayern Munich, so they would immediately make a hefty profit if they sold on to City.
Judging by the media reports, the North-West outfit’s manager Pep Guardiola is keen to recruit a new winger in order to provide competition for Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.
Costa would certainly be an impressive addition to the squad given how fast he can burst through the channels, but it would be a huge surprise if he left Juventus so soon after agreeing a permanent deal.
It seems that the majority of City fans share the same sentiment.
Biggest joke of they year goes to…
— ? (@Kinghassy_) June 10, 2018
Best fake news I’ve heard in a long time. Unbelievable.
— Sozen (@Sozen47) June 10, 2018
If there’s a player we don’t need it’s that guy
— Bruce Wayne (@Nkosana_br7) June 10, 2018
— SK ? (@EIKun10) June 10, 2018
Well If he has literally just signed there, why should this even be considered
— ☤ (@guardiolasclass) June 10, 2018
This would be the worst transfer we would have ever made, completely mad. The better players you could buy for that amount ?
— Connor Horrocks (@connor32horrock) June 10, 2018
Lolz we are fighting for 5-10 million euroz for jorginhio and u think we will pay 100 million for Costaaa ??????????
— umair awan (@umairbluemoon1) June 10, 2018
This has to be a joke
— JJ (@JJHunts) June 10, 2018
It’s really is silly season FC
— Troy (@troyboy621) June 10, 2018
This is got to be fake news! Costa just signed with Juventus on a permanent deal. ? pic.twitter.com/y5fuNPRy5Y
— Nick Larsen (@NickLarsenWI) June 10, 2018
Come on, let’s be for real there’s no true to this.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) June 10, 2018
What sort of madness is this?
— Muvenda mubikwa na ive?? ?? ?? (@MokopaneAlba) June 10, 2018