Everton Plotting A Shock Move For Ex-Chelsea Forward: Real Statement Of Intent From The Toffees

Everton had a promising spell towards the closure of the previous campaign. But they must perform persistently to claim a place in Europe and therefore, require reinforcements to bolster the squad furthermore. Although the Toffees have tied down Andre Gomes permanently following a promising loan stint, other areas need to be improved, and the club owner Farhad Moshiri is ready to sanction a ‘statement signing’ by roping in Diego Costa, according to the Daily Mail.

The Brazil-born Spain international is a familiar face to the Premier League fans as he used to run riot in Chelsea colours not so long ago. A blistering spell with Atletico Madrid earned him a move to West London back in 2014. There he had three stupendous seasons as he guided the Blues to conquer the league crown twice.

Costa rejoined the Rojiblancos in the autumn of 2017 following a rift with then boss Antonio Conte, and despite finding the net on his return game, his career suffered a decline over the past couple of campaigns amid injury woes and controversies. The star centre-forward found the net only once last season in 14 league outings but might regain his rhythm in the familiar surroundings of English football.

How Probabilistic It Is For Everton To Snap Up Costa

Atletico, meanwhile, have wrapped up deals for Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix who are supposed to lead the frontline. Nikola Kalinić is there as well to cover the pair and challenge for a first-team slot. Everton, therefore, stands a chance to lure him in and the strained relationship with his current employers suggests the likeliness of a summer transfer.

What He Would Bring At Goodison Park

The 30-year-old forward might not be having the best of seasons but is indeed one of the best in the business. His presence in and around the box is a nightmare for the defenders, and the physical style of play he offers makes him a perfect fit to succeed in Premier League football.

Costa became an instant hit at Stamford Bridge and fired in 59 goals for them in 120 appearances altogether. His goal-poaching ability, sense of positioning along with the finishing attributes are precisely what Everton need at this moment in their attacking third.

Cenk Tosun has failed to live up to the hype whereas both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have been more prolific from the wide areas. The signing of Costa would be a statement of intent from the board in order to challenge the league’s ‘big six’ for a place in Europe.

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