Diego Costa could be on his way back to Spain this summer, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo who informed that the club is trying to re-sign the striker from Chelsea.
The Brazilian born Spain international moved to Stamford Bridge from the Vicente Calderon for £32m in 2014 and hit the ground running as he fired in 21 goals on his debut season in London, as the Blues claimed the Premier League and League Cup titles.
The following campaign was different for the player as persistent injury problems and inconsistent form hampered his second season in England, prompting suggestions that new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will look to sell him this transfer window especially after signing of Belgian Michy Batshuayi.
Cerezo explained that Costa who won La Liga and the Copa del Rey with Atletico Madrid in the past and helped the club reached the final of the Champions League could reignite that fire again under manager Diego Simeone.
“We’re looking for a new striker, and we always like to get the biggest players we can,” Cerezo said, following the announcement of the 2016-17 LaLiga fixtures.
“Costa played for us for a few years and he’s a really good player, no one can deny that. I don’t know if Costa has spoken to Conte, but we’re working to hard bring the best players to Atletico.”