Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa PathWays
Spain striker Diego Costa is now a free agent after Atletico Madrid agreed to end his contract early, paving the way for a possible Premier League return. The 32-year-old, whose deal was due to expire next summer, fell out of favour at the Spanish club.
He has made only three appearances, all as a substitute, since mid-October. According to a statement release by the club it says: “The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.”
Atletico Madrid also said: “The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career.”
Luis Suarez and Joao Felix have been preferred to Costa up front this season. Two English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Wolves have been linked with moves for Costa, who won two Premier League titles during his three-season stint with Chelsea.
In September 2017 he was sold to Atletico, the club where he made his name as La Liga’s top scorer in their 2013-14 title win. Atletico are top of La Liga, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference with two games in hand.