Spain international Diego Costa is now an Atletico Madrid player.
The Red and Whites has officially confirmed that Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea agreed to complete the transfer of Costa to his former club.
In addition, Atletico announced that the 28-year-old striker already agreed to the personal terms and set to join the club’s training. However, Costa needs to wait next year before he can be registered to play in the La Liga side.
Costa’s transfer will take effect on January 1, 2018 due to Atletico’s transfer ban.
“Diego Costa is now an Atlético player. Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea agreed on the conditions for the transfer of the forward to our club. The international forward signed his new contract after successfully passing the medical tests that he underwent in two phases: last Saturday and Monday. Starting tomorrow, he will join the team’s trainings, but he will not be registered until the next winter market opens on January 1st.” According to the Atletico’s statement
Meanwhile, the international forward is very pleased to return home again after both sides finalized the move and excited getting back to work. (Check 12BET for more Soccer Betting Tips)
“I’m very happy to return home, I’ve always said it, Atlético is my home, I’m very, very happy. I’m looking forward to start contributing. I’m going to give my all for the team, as I always try to do.
In addition, he thanked “Miguel Ángel Gil has made especially, and the whole club for making this move forward, I’m very grateful to everyone.” Costa said
Moving forward, the striker is going to wear jersey number 18 in his new stage as a red and white player.
Going back, Costa scored 59 goals in 120 games appearances for Chelsea after he left Atletico in 2014 and Antonio Conte wish him good luck.
“As I’ve said before, I have no problems with Diego. We wish the best for him in the future and the rest of the season.”
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