Douglas Costa has again publicly pleaded with Juventus to re-sign him, saying he wants to be one of Massimiliano Allegri’s ‘soldiers’.
For the second time this week, the Brazilian winger has made a public appeal to ‘come and get me’ for his former club.
Costa is currently a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy after two seasons, a year before his contract was due to expire.
In an exclusive interview uploaded to social networks by journalist Fabrizio Romano, Costa said: “My desire is completely to return to Juve, to help and fight with all the players. To bring Juventus to the level the club deserves”.
“My agent is in contact with all the clubs that show interest, including Juventus. I would like to have this feeling again [playing in front of Juventus fans], this passion”.
“I hope we will be together soon, to fight together for our dreams. I believe that this team under Allegri’s control can fight for everything and I want to be one of his soldiers to win everything”, concluded the Brazilian.
Costa was a key member of the Juventus side that won three Serie A titles between 2017 and 2020. He then went on to a series of loan moves to Bayern Munich, Gremio and LA Galaxy before leaving the club permanently in 2022.
The 33-year-old Costa is no longer in top form and his time in Los Angeles will be remembered for poor performances and some off-field problems.
Juventus have shown little interest in their former striker, so it remains to be seen if they will respond to his call.