Diego Costa wants to play in the Premier League again, according to Fabrizio Romano and Francesco Porzio on the Here We Go podcast on Patreon. The striker had his contract with Atletico Madrid terminated, and has been without a club since.
Neither Manchester club nor his former club Chelsea approached him during the recently closed winter transfer window. He is still waiting and is a free agent, so he has time to decide on his next destination, wherever that may be.
Arab or China or Brazil could have tried, but he has turned them down in hope for a better suitor and a chance to be a part of a more high-value project. Wolves were the single most heavily linked clubs with the Brazilian born striker, but nothing went down obviously.
The Premier League club signed Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose and since do not need a new striker, despite Raul Jimenez still out injured.
The 32-year-old still has a few more good years left in him, and could still be a vital option for any top tier club in Europe. His hefty salary is one of the things keeping clubs from completing a move for him, and in all likelihood, we will not hear from the player’s footballing side until the end of the season, when the big money deals happen.