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The news was revealed by Shakhtar Donetsk’s official website on Wednesday morning and the Bundesliga champions have now added the 24-year-old to what is already devastating choice of attacking options for manager Pep Guardiola.
With Costa joining the likes of Mario Gotze, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski, it appears the Champions League is the main target for the German giants next season.
Costa moves to Germany for a fee thought to be in the region of €30million and the deal will be a blow to Premier League champions Chelsea, who were thought to be in the chase for the Brazilian [via Telegraph Sport].
He was named in the national squad for the Copa America tournament this summer and missed in the penalty shoot-out as Brazil were knocked out by Paraguay at the quarter-final stage.
The arrival of Costa could raise doubts over winger Franck Ribery’s injury status after his agent revealed last week that an early retirement was a possibility [via Metro Sport], the Frenchman has not played since last December and will not be guaranteed a spot in the starting XI if he makes a full recovery.
Another player that could be affected by Costa’s arrival is Thomas Muller and German journalist Raphael Honigstein announced via his official Twitter account that Manchester United are interested in signing the 25-year-old this summer.
Schweinsteiger is a mere side-show to Man Utd’s big push for Thomas Müller. Check @cfbayern for updates…
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) July 1, 2015