Is Douglas Costa a Gamble for Manchester united?

July 13, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog 
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douglas-costa-united As said to be the new Ronaldinho as allot of kids are these days Man Utd are close to coming to an agreement with Gremio to bring the £20m-rated 18 year-old Douglas Costa to Old Trafford, but is that too much money to risk on ayoungster that has only played less than 20 times for his club, and has never before left South America?

How many times have we heard of Brilliant South Americans that have come to England and never quite learn to cope with the money and the pressure that comes with playing for a top club.

Okay Costa certainly has the credentials to be a success. He has been likened to Ronaldinho in his play, and to be hailed as a genius in a country and has great ability.

The Guardian say: “Gremio is the club where Ronaldinho made his breakthrough and Costa has obvious similarities in terms of his ability to run with the ball and beat opponents from his favoured role between midfield and attack, as well as being a free-kick specialist.”

But the fact is, that despite the rave reviews he has only scored once for the senior team (on his debut!). He has also been a star of Brazil’s U20 side, winning the South American Youth Championship this year, but again, he has only scored three times in 11 appearances.
Alex Ferguson will obviously be expecting him to improve when he is subjected to the Old Trafford training regime, but the fact remains he is still taking a big chance.

Ferguson will know this, but he is a master at bringing on young talents, and with the money at his disposal right now he can afford a little gamble now and again 7  million is not too much for him.

Do United fans think that this will be yet another masterstroke from Alex or could be mistake?

Well your answer is here as Sir Alex gives his interview saying time out no more transfers has he spent all his money? See here

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