Four clubs Diego Costa could join after Atletico Madrid terminated his contract


Atletico Madrid announced in a statement earlier today they have reached an agreement with Diego Costa to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

Diego Costa might return to London to play for Arsenal after terminating his Atletico Madrid contract earlier today, reports Spanish news publication AS [via Goal Twitter].

Mikel Arteta’s side have reportedly held talks with the player’s agent to discuss his potential return to the Premier League. Arsenal are reportedly intrigued by the idea of signing Costa on a free transfer in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Spain international might even decide to rejoin Chelsea next month. Frank Lampard’s side are struggling for goals this season and the addition of Diego Costa to the Chelsea line up might help the Blues overcome their woes in front of the opposition’s goal.

However, if the Spaniard decides against returning to London, he might be better served with a move to Everton. Carlo Ancelotti has shown with his handling of James Rodriguez that he could help out-of-favor superstars reignite their careers and there’s no reason why he could do so with Costa.

Provided none of these moves appeal to the striker, he could exercise the option that has been at his disposal since the summer: joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami side who reportedly tried in vain to secure the forward’s signature before the start of this season.

Diego Costa stats at Atletico Madrid

Since rejoining Diego Simeone’s side in January 2018, the Brazil-born striker had been unable to perform at his best. A combination of poor form and woeful injury record saw the forward spend more times on the sidelines or on the bench than he did playing for Atletico Madrid.

Costa managed to find the back of the net only 19 times in 81 appearances for Los Rojiblancos during his second spell with the side and fell himself down the pecking order following the arrival of Luis Suarez from Barcelona in the summer.

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