Atletico Madrid man Diego Costa is being considered by Everton as an attempt to prove their eagerness to challenge at the top of English football.
After a dreadful season for one of the world’s most well-known strikers, Diego Costa is likely to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.
Last season, Costa endured an eight-match ban for abuse towards a referee. He has fallen out of favour with staff and teammates and only scored one goal, in his 14 La Liga appearances. Safe to say, both the Spanish national striker and the greatest underdogs in Spanish football, Atletico Madrid, would be happy for the two to part ways.
Everton is seemingly unfazed by Costa’s poor season. As the Brazilian born Spanish international has proven himself at a Premier League standard once before during his spell at Chelsea.
Premier League experience
Costa scored 59 goals in 120 appearances for Chelsea, having two Premier League titles and a League Cup to his name.
Everton looked a solid squad in the 18/19 campaign, losing out the European football by 3 points, finishing 8th behind Wolverhampton Wanderers.
However, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun are currently the only natural strikers in The Toffees ranks. Which stresses the importance of signing a prolific striker this summer should Everton look to move forward rather than backwards.
Since 2017, Everton has solidly placed either 7th or 8th in the Premier League. This demonstrates that the blues of Merseyside are capable of challenging the top end of the Premier League, and star signings such as Diego Costa could be what they need to prevent the side from stagnating into a mid-table side.
By bringing in players with a title-winning mentality, as well as the shocking bigger clubs by pulling off a galactico signing. Everton can push to be higher up the table next season, further enticing other quality players to want to play for the club.
Diego Costa is evidently willing to depart from his current club. However, he would demand big wages from Everton should the two clubs agree on terms.