Chelsea FC have announced that Diego Costa has completed his move from Spanish side Atletico Madrid.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since the end of the season and the English club has now announced that Diego Costa has finally completed his move from Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa enjoyed the best season of the career so far as he stepped up to fill up the shoes of Radamel Falcao for Atletico Madrid. The striker scored 36 goals in all competitions as Diego Simeone’s side broke through the duopoly in the Spanish league and lifted the La Liga title. Los Indios also made their way to the Champions League final, where they eventually lost to rivals Real Madrid. But this success was never going to be enough to retain Diego Costa in the squad next season, as a host of European clubs lined up for his signature.
Chelsea were always the favourites in the race to sign Diego Costa and the Spanish striker has already publicly accepted the possibility of this move, while Jose Mourinho has expressed his confidence about sealing the deal.
The Blues have now announced the arrival of Costa, who has signed a five-year contract with the London club.
“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Diego Costa has today completed his transfer from Atletico Madrid by signing a five-year contract.
He will join up with the first team for our pre-season European training camp next week.” – Read an official statement published on their website.
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Costa endured a disappointing World Cup with Spain in Brazil as the reigning World Champions were knocked out in the group stage and the Brazilian born striker failed to score a goal in two starts. But his arrival will considerably strengthen Chelsea’s strike force, which was the prime reason behind their trophy less season last time around. The striker expressed his delight on his arrival in England and also thanked his former club Atletico Madrid.
“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 with a fantastic coach and team-mates. Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining.
“I would like to thank everybody at Atletico who made me into the player I am, it was an incredible time for me, but now I am starting a new adventure and I hope to win many trophies with Chelsea.” – Costa said.