Diego Costa to Re-unite with former Manager English Premier League
According to reports, former Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be on his way back to the English Premier League, he could be working under Jose Mourinho once again, as Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a shock move for the player. Mourinho has made signing of the player a priority in this transfer window.
The pair worked together during Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea before Mourinho left and joined Manchester United, Jose Mourinho won the Premier League and League Cup with the Diego Costa in the 2014/15 season. Spurs have been linked with, among others, Luis Suarez and Callum Wilson, however, Costa is most likely player to join the North London side. The 31-year-old is entering the final year of his Atletico contract and is coming off a disappointing season which saw him record just five goals in all competitions.
However, the Spain international would undoubtedly bring the added aggression that Mourinho has called for from his players. Tottenham could face competition from Portuguese club Benfica if they do not press harder for the player they might lose him. Tottenham have already completed deals for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and goalkeeper Joe Hart this window.
Spurs have also reached an agreement to sign Wolves right-back Matt Doherty in a £16m deal, according to reports and speculations Mourinho has been searching for a new right-back this summer amid doubts over Serge Aurier’s future. The Republic of Ireland 28-year-old international was an ever-present for Nuno Santo’s side in 2019/20, making 50 appearances in all competitions and chipping in with seven goals and five assists he could be playing for Jose Mourinho as the league resumes on the 12th of September.