Tottenham could soon make a £30 million bid for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, according to The Mirror.
The Brazilian, who scored against Arsenal in the Champions League last month, is believed to be unsettled at Bayern and could be available for between £25-£30 million this summer.
Costa’s current contract runs until the summer of 2020. The 26-year-old has reportedly been trying to work out a new deal with his current employers, but Bayern president Uli Hoeness has claimed the club is not willing to pay Costa what he wants.
If true, this is slightly worrying for Spurs. Costa is likely to earn upwards of £100,000-a-week already, and Daniel Levy won’t be eager to pay new recruits much more than that.
In quotes relayed in The Mirror’s story, Costa recently said: “I cannot comment on names, there are contacts with teams from England, Spain and also France. But we respect Bayern.
“First we want to get together with them and look at what they think of it, and then we make a decision.
“I am still under contract with FC Bayern until 2020, I have three more years. Of course, football is a business, Bayern simply has to accept a bid and the others pay what they have to pay.”
Given the money Costa is likely to ask for, this one might not get any further than an initial bid from Spurs. But it’s certainly exciting to see the club linked with players of Costa’s ability.