Well who didn’t see this one coming? Possibly only people who live under a rock would have not known that Chelsea would at some point this summer announce the signing of Costa. It’s been known for a couple of months now that Chelsea had agreed a deal with both the player and Atletico Madrid to bring the forward to Stamford Bridge.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £32 million and he signs on a 5 year deal. Some will argue that £32 million is a hell of a lot to spend on a player who has only really had one top, top season at a good level of football. For me though I see him as an improving 25 year old with the whole package, and I’m chuffed he’ll be playing in the Premier League next season.
On signing he had this to say:
“I am very happy to sign for Chelsea,”
“Everybody knows it is a big club in a very competitive league, and I am very excited to get started in England.”
Chelsea made Costa their third summer signing after the impressive swoop of Fabregas a couple of weeks back, before they went on to sign future Croatian star Mario Pasalic last week.
Considering Chelsea only just missed out on the EPL title last season, having strikers who struggled to find any real consistency was the thorn in their sides – and this could be the key signing for them, one which could sway punters the way of Chelsea when they are placing their pre-season predictions in a few weeks time.
Welcome to England Diego Costa – let’s hope your World Cup form evaporates into thin air and you show us your real quality!