6 Shakhtar players, including Alex Teixeira & Douglas Costa, go AWOL in France refusing to return to Ukraine
- Updated: July 20, 2014
French Twitter account infosport+ are quoting Canal+ on Sunday regarding the story of six missing Shakhtar Donetsk players.
Shakhtar played Lyon on Saturday in a friendly, but when it came time for the players to return to the Ukraine five Brazilians and an Argentine were nowhere to be seen.
Alex Teixeira, Fred, Dentinho, Douglas Costa and Facundo Ferreyra (Argentinian), plus one other unidentified player, have all been reported AWOL as they never showed up for their flight.
If the rumour proves to be true, then we can expect all the players will be looking for transfers before the summer window closes.
Douglas Costa, arguably the most famous of the six Shakhtar players, has in recent days been linked with a move to Monaco to replace Real Madrid-bound James Rodriguez.