In the middle of a shaken transfer market there’s a new free agent that could be top scorer in any club of the world. It’s Diego Costa, who was released by Atlético de Madrid in the last days, quite relegated after Luis Suárez’ arrival to the club. Now, the Spanish striker’s agents are already looking for new clubs.
The first formal contact by them was with French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille. But the club’s coach, Portugal’s Andre Villas Boas, has plenty of options to choose from in attack with Argentina’s Diego Benedetto and World Cup Winner Florian Thauvin. Also, the player’s agents have placed an offer that was rejected.
Would Diego Costa be an interesting asset for any MLS team? Yes, without any single doubt. A striker who played two World Cups for Spain and has spent such a spell under Diego Simeone’s coaching is always a good deal. But of course, all that has a high price. And that’s the reason that prevented him from signing for Olympique Marseille.
It was said that Diego Costa’s contract with Atlético de Madrid reported him an €8 million income per year. That’s an impossible figure to pay for the French team, which now lies in sixth position, just one point behind Europa League qualifying spot in the table. His future remains unknown, but he’d definitely be an amazing asset to any club in the world.
Diego Costa's roots
Born in Lagarto, Brazil, Costa made his debut in a friendly match in 2013 for the South American squad, but then, his impressive performance for Atlético de Madrid, earned him the call-up by Vicente Del Bosque to represent Spain. For his now former club, he scored 83 goals in 218 games. ¿Could he now look for a move back to his native country?