Never seen him or heard of him much like Hernandez. He was named as the Breakthrough player in the Brazilian League for 2009. Scores goals which is where Anderson's downfall is as an AM, which is probably why Fergie's turned him into a CM. Right then youtbe videos, the worst scouting feature in the world. You can't tell from that how anyone plays. I've watched a few of these videos when we get linked with players and always says how awesome they're going to be and then you don't hear or see these players again...Freddy Adu is one, fat and overpaid now and can't get in the american first team.
Anyway Ganso is one of 7 backup players for the Brazil team for the World Cup. Apparently the media and Robinho pleaded with Dunga to take him in the 23.
Playing in Ukraine will be huge learning curve for Douglas Costa. Coming from a very hot country to playing in a very cold country at times. Could potentially set him up for England, England will probably feel like Brazil after playing there.
In fact, he turned down the first offer from Santos. But I can't get too excited about this. Probably he'lll stay at Santos. His current contract only expires in 2015 and the only thing that hinders this new deal is a career plan, a similar one that was offered to Neymar when he signed a new deal recently. The agreement is not far from settled.
I'm totally suspect to talk about Ganso. After all, I'm Brazilian and watch him playing almost every week (not now because he's injuried and will be sidelined until February).
He is an amazing player. Could be the creative player the team needs. He's only 21.if he had reputation, even if minimal, in Europe, certainly we'dhave made a bid for him.
It's hard to predict when he'll leave the Santos. He doesn't seem so interested in playing in Europe yet. And if he doesn't want to leave, the club doesn't need to sell him.
About the possible destination if/when he leaves, I think he will play in a club in Italy or Spain. Some time ago, he gave an interview here saying he'd love to play for Milan 'cause the Brazilian players who played/play there.
But everything depends on three factors: The player's will to leave, the bids made by him and Santos need to sell him. And All this changes every day.
The talkSPORT reports that Lyon have made an £12m bid, turned down by Santos and Chelsea plans to make an £17m bid for him. The article also says that United and Milan are interested. But nothing about this story was reported here, so I'm inclined to doubt it all.
Surely he doesn't leave before the Libertadores and with a contract until 2015, these values will be considered ridiculous by the Santos board.