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Douglas Costa could leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season

The Brazilian winger speaks of considering leaving Bayern Munich in the summer.

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Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa has told Bild am Sonntag he is considering leaving the German champions in the summer. The Brazil international has made only eight starts and scored three goals in the Bundesliga this season and wants to get more playing time.

Costa is considering offers from China and also from England, Spain and France. "We got some strong offers from China and also from big clubs from Europe," Costa said (Goal translation). "When the season is over, we will sit down and analyze everything. First of all, I am only focused on ending the season with all the titles I can win."

Playing time is weighing heavily on Costa's decision. "It depends on a few factors, the main factor is the minutes played." Costa has a current contract with Bayern through 2020, but with the recent extensions of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben for another season, perhaps Costa is now thinking of losing years of his prime without a guaranteed starter job?

Still, his future is undecided. Bayern would, of course, have to accept a transfer fee before he could go anywhere. And, trophies matter. "It is not my idea to leave Bayern now. I want to win titles. I like Bayern and I think I can win titles with Bayern to reach the highest technical level of my career, to go for the Ballon d'Or, the Champions League, the Club World Cup."

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