Arguably the best striker in the Premier League, Diego Costa appears to be pining for a return to Spain.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa was a vital part of the club’s Premier League and League Cup victory in the 2014-15 season, but it looks like he may be interested in going back to Spain.
Accoding to the Express, Costa has met with Atletico Madrid president Miguel Angel Gil about a possible move back to the La Liga giants. The Express reports that in spite of Costa’s immense popularity at Stamford Bridge and his dominance in the Premier League, the 26-year-old striker appears “hopeful” that he’ll rejoin his former club.
The Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Costa has already told his former teammates at Atletico Madrid that he’d be interested in a reunion and that Costa’s agent is speaking with Angel Gil about a possible deal.
In the 2013-14 season, Diego Costa led Atletico Madrid to a stunning La Liga win over perennial champions Barcelona and Real Madrid – their first title in 18 years – and set a career-high with 27 La Liga goals (third behind Ronaldo and Messi).
Diego Costa finished third in Premier League goals after being transferred to Chelsea for £32 million in the 2014 summer transfer window.
In Chelsea’s win over West Bromwich Albion last week, Costa recorded his 100th career league goal with a 30-minute strike following an assist from Pedro.
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