Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid after deciding to meet the release clause in the striker’s contract. One of the worst kept secrets in the last few months, Costa will be moving to Chelsea for £32 million. The deal was expected to be concluded and announced after the Champions League final, but injuries to the striker and the World Cup has resulted in a delay of several weeks.
“Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international,” read a Chelsea statement.
Costa is the second major signing of the summer after the blues brought in Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for £27 million.
Effectively, we have signed two world-class players just from the sale of David Luiz to PSG and that is great business. Chelsea’s transfer activity may not be over yet, as the blues are also targeting another midfielder and a defender to go along with the signings.
Costa is expected to sign a £150,000 per week contract, which is much greater than football players lower wages than small lotto jackpot?
The announcement means that Chelsea now have Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and Romelu Lukaku to go along with the Costa. Even though the 25-year-old may have struggled at the World Cup 2014, last season he scored 27 league goals and was bettered only by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Costa could ideally like to continue with the No 19 shirt that he has worn for Atletico Madrid and Spain. Demba Ba currently wears this shirt number, but the Senegalese international could leave before the end of this transfer window.