Register Login Scores

International Transfers

€50m Rated Brazilian Wants To Join Mourinho

Brazilian starlet Douglas Costa, who is rated at €50 million, has expressed his desire to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Read: Angry Alves Rubbishes Transfer Lies

The Shakhtar Donetsk winger joined the Ukraine side for just €8 million in 2010, but feels it’s time to take the next step in his career and join the world's best manager.

"I'd be really interested in moving to Chelsea – not only because of everything Willian tells me about the club, but because I think that I'd be able to achieve everything I want having someone like Jose Mourinho by my side," Costa told FourFourTwo.

"Since I left Brazil, I have worked with a marvellous coach (Mircea Lucescu) and got an idea of how much influence such a good professional can have in your football.

“Now I think it's time to try a new philosophy and I'm sure that Mourinho's is the best around. He's always fighting for trophies.

"Besides that, I'd have the chance to play in the Premier League, the best league in the world. What really impresses me is that you never know which team will win – that's a factor that always keeps athletes motivated."

Costa confirmed that the Blues were interested in his services in January, but he is afraid his massive €50 million release clause could block any potential deal.

"Willian had all that trouble and his release clause was €35m," Costa said.

"If you think that mine is even bigger, around €50m, you can imagine that it won't be any easier.

“I've also had talks with other sides like Milan and Monaco throughout this time, but none of them have reached the price asked by Shakhtar."

Costa featured in both Champions League Round of 16 games against Bayern Munich, but couldn't prevent Shakhtar from dropping out of the competition.

Read: Silva Hits Back At “Disrespectful” Mourinho

Do you think Chelsea need to invest in new players following their early Champions League exit? Have your say in the comments section below.

Rakhale’s Yoyo Trick Making Rounds In England

Luiz’s Mom Pokes Fun At Mourinho

Silva Hits Back At “Disrespectful” Mourinho

17 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

140 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

81 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

R10m Offer For Shonga?  

8 Sep 26, 2021 11:57 AM in PSL

10 Players Who Copied Ronaldo's Trademark Celebration

1 Sep 24, 2021 05:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

What Ronaldo’s Son Said When He Met Messi

4 Sep 23, 2021 12:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Ex-Bucs Coach Reveals 'Verbal Agreement' With Al Ahly

17 Sep 26, 2021 01:27 PM in African Football

Excited ODG In Support Of New Bafana Philosophy

9 Sep 24, 2021 02:02 PM in Bafana

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

35 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs