Diego Costa is not having the best of winters after leaving Atlético de Madrid. The Brazilian-born Spanish striker was released from his contract and is now looking for options to go on with his career. There are not so many clubs in sight yet for the 32-year-old born in Lagarto.
First, he was ruled out by Olympique Marseille because of his high salary. He was reported to be paid €8.5 million a year ($10.83 million), which is not an easy target for any club in the world. He has also been incredibly linked with South America giants Boca Juniors from Argentina, who are looking for a striker, but in their home market.
But something hard to understand has been going on between the player and his agents, and no less than six English Premier League clubs. As per Sky Sports, that is the number of teams that contacted him to negotiate. But allegedly, the problem that impedes an agreement to be signed is not his salary, but the contract extension.
According to the English publication, Diego Costa expects a two-year deal for €15 million ($18.15 million). But all of the clubs that contacted him are willing to give him an agreement just until the end of the current season. What will he do?