The former Spain and Chelsea striker’s contract was terminated by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday due to personal reasons, six months before it was scheduled.
“Atletico de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021,” the club said in a statement.
Following this news and Considering Manchester City’s crisis upfront, many City supporters have taken to Twitter – debating on if the club should the £10m rated striker.
Costa arrived at Atletico in 2006 at the age of 17, going on to play 215 matches over two spells (2010-14 and then 2018-20) either side of three seasons at Chelsea, scoring 83 goals and providing 36 assists.
The 32-year-old Brazilian-born forward, who has been capped 24 times by Spain has scored 19 goals in 81 appearances in all competitions for Atletico after moving back to the club from Chelsea.
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Although Guardiola doesn’t tend to do transfer business in January, many supporters have called for the club to sign the 32-year-old on a six month contract in a bid to address the Citizen’s lack of potency up front.
You can find some of their comments below:
Why no? Bring him asap
— john chithumba (@ChithumbaJohn) December 29, 2020
100%. We need someone like him. Even if he flopped massively we don’t lose anything.
— Abhishek 🍋 (@AbhishekSpace24) December 29, 2020
Yes, this is what we need
— sam (@__SamMartin) December 29, 2020
Spot on mate…
— OCarroll (@EugeneOakharold) December 29, 2020
I would take him for a short term deal, for 6 months, he’ll do a job upfront.
— Arnav Gupta (@King_Kevin100) December 29, 2020
Definitely, we need someone who can put it about and bully the opposition defenders
— Jamoid (@Jamoid1) December 29, 2020
100%, not just for this season but as part of a longer term squad. Gives a different option to our normal type which we haven’t had since dzeko left.
— Leigh Hudson (@LeighHudson41) December 29, 2020
We should have gone for Cavani when he was available. Just what we need upfront to covert KDBs crossing in absence of Aguero.
— David Silvas Eftf. (@DavidLanghus) December 29, 2020