By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Confirmed: Douglas Costa back with Bayern

A year-long-loan brings Douglas Costa back into the Bavarian ranks. As part of the final deal, the FCB will pay his salary in full this year.
FC Bayern München confirms that their loan deal for Juventus Turin's Douglas Costa has been successfully concluded. The winger returns to the German giants on a year-long-loan. The Bavarians will pay the complete salary of the Brazilian in the coming year.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic happily enumerated all of his wingers in a club press release. "We now have Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman, Jamal Musiala, and Douglas out wide up top. This gives [Hansi Flick] the chance to rotate individual starts sensibly. Douglas is familiar with Bayern and will find his way around quickly again."

Costa himself also issued a statement. "I'm very happy to be allowed to play for Bayern again," the 30-year-old declared, "I had a wonderful time playing in Munich. There were many successes and I'm sure that we'll win still more titles."

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