CalcioMercato has detailed an update on the future of Diego Costa after he was released by Atletico Madrid and claims four clubs are interested in the striker – two of which are Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves.
Costa, 32, is looking for a new home after his £270k-a-week (Sun) contract was cancelled by Diego Simeone’s side. He had played seven times this season, scoring on two occasions – but clearly a disagreement has left to his exit.
The striker is hardly going to be without a club for long, though. Indeed, Spurs and Wolves have been linked already with the ex-Chelsea star – who scored 52 goals in 89 Premier League career appearances, laying on 18 assists.
However, the latest report claims Spurs and Wolves are not alone in the pursuit of Costa. Indeed, Saudi Arabian duo Al-Hilal and Al-Shabab are interested – the latter of which are managed by ex-Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha.
TBR’s view – Where is Costa’s next move?
Costa has never boasted speed. His strengths are being physical, holding the ball up and getting on the end of crosses. That means that being 32 years of age means his all-round game has not dropped off.
What has changed is injuries. A couple of muscle problems have creeped in this season at least and could have been contributory to his Atletico exit. So, Costa is still more than capable of having an impact in the Premier League.
But a big pay cheque in the Middle East could be tempting.