Diego Costa is made for English football says Juan Mata.
Diego Costa was one of the stars at Atletico Madrid last season as the working class team of the Spanish managed to get their hands on the La Liga title beating off competition from city rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Costa, who scored a prolific 36 goals in 52 appearances last season for was heavily linked with Chelsea all summer and reports from all over England confirmed the inevitable this week when they announced that Costa had indeed passed a medical at Stamford Bridge in a £32m transfer deal.
Costa’s national teammate Juan Mata, who used to play for Chelsea before moving to Manchester United last winter, shared his thoughts about Costa and English football with reporters in the build up to the World Cup.
According to Marca, Mata stated, “I wish him the best. He is a forward who is very well suited to English football because of his power and strength. He is the type of player that thrives there, but at the moment he is still an Atletico player.”
Jose Mourinho was keen on signing Costa before the World Cup so that he would not have to pay an inflated salary to the player later. Mourinho no doubt believes that the Spanish – Brazilian striker could be the answer to Chelsea’s goalscoring problems.