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According to several reports, Arsenal have submitted a £15.8million for Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Douglas Costa.

According to several reports, Arsenal have submitted a £16million for Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Douglas Costa.

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Costa is unhappy at Shakhtar Donetsk and is set to move this summer if a good opportunity comes and with Arsenal linking it seems he would definitely be on his way to London.

The 23-year-old Brazilian was signed by Shakhtar Donetsk from Gremio in 2010 since then he has scored 33 goals in 170 games for the Ukrainian side.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told few weeks ago that he won’t be signing any attacker after the big signature of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona but now he is set to give Olivier Giroud a relief in front of goals who carried the goal burden alone last season.

Costa would not be the player who could take Giroud’s position or who could score a big amount of goals but will definitely provide a backup option in case of need.

The Brazilian attacker who usually plays as a right forward has still left four years on his Shakhtar’s contract.

Sixteen million pounds are enough for this young man and Shakhtar will also not block his move as the player has already made his mind for an exit from Ukraine.

He scored 6 goals in 35 appearances last season.


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