Atletico Confirm Transfer Agreement Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid provide confirmation about the transfer of Diego Costa. The Spanish capital club said it had reached an agreement with Chelsea to hook the Brazilian-born striker.
No notice yet about the price. The news circulating, the transfer of 28-year-old player is going to be recorded as the highest in the history of Atletico because it is in the range of 60 million euros (about Rp 951.616 billion). The amount already includes an additional in the clause.
Because the transfer window has been closed since August 31, Costa has not been able to strengthen Los Rojiblancos. However, this Spanish international striker may train with his new colleagues under the control of coach Diego Simeone.
Costa is certain to be able to strengthen Atletico in an official match in January 2018. In addition to the winter transfer window opened, at that time also Atletico was allowed to register a new player with the end of the transfer embargo.
“Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Diego Costa,” said Atletico.
“The formalization of the contract between our club and the Spanish international striker has been delayed and the club has authorized Diego Costa to go to Madrid in the next few days to undergo medical tests and complete the contract with us.”
The same thing was expressed Chelsea through the official club website. The Premier League defending champions say they have agreed to release Costa back to his former club.
“Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico on the transfer of Diego Costa,” read the official Chelsea website.
Costa, who has spent 98 days in a competitive match since the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Spain against Macedonia in June, has scored 64 goals in 135 appearances with Atletico. He moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014.