Douglas Costa’s second spell at Bayern Munich has not been a happy one. Since arriving from Juventus on loan on the last day of the summer transfer window, the Brazilian has been unable to enter the rotation as a backup winger. With his prospects for game time dwindling, AC Milan could offer Costa a second chance.
According to (the admittedly unreliable) Tuttosport, Milan execs are considering the prospect of a loan for Costa this window. Normally, FIFA rules would prohibit a player from registering at three different clubs in a single season (Costa already played a few matches for Juve earlier), but that particular rule is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, Milan could theoretically loan Costa and use him for the rest of the season.
The major stumbling block, apparently, is the winger’s 6m euro per year wages. While Bayern have probably paid half of that already, it’s unknown whether Milan would be willing to cover the other half for the remaining six months on his deal.