25,000 followers welcome Diego Costa again to Atletico Madrid

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Diego Costa: unveiled as Atletico Madrid participant

Twenty 5 thousand followers of Atletico Madrid welcomed new signings Diego Costa and Vitolo on Sunday at Wanda Metropolitano because the Spanish membership’s switch ban lastly involves an finish.

Atletico had been unable to register new signings in final summer time’s switch window after being handed a ban by FIFA for irregularities in relation to the transfers of minors.

But that they had already agreed offers to deliver Spain striker Costa again to the membership from Chelsea and signal winger Vitolo from Sevilla. Both will be capable of make their debuts with the winter window opening on Monday.

Vitolo: additionally unveiled in the present day by Atletico Madrid

“I know there is a lot of competition, that they have a lot of goals in them,” stated Costa, 29, of the prospect of competing with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres for a beginning berth in Diego Simeone’s aspect.

It was in September that Atletico introduced the signing of Costa, with Spanish media saying that they had agreed to pay Chelsea round 60 million euros ($71.three million) to deliver again a participant who starred for them once they received La Liga and reached the Champions League remaining in 2013/14.

Costa, who has signed a deal by to 2021, scored 20 targets for Chelsea as they received final season’s Premier League title however fell out with Antonio Conte, his supervisor in west London.

Atletico additionally agreed in the summertime to pay the 37.5 million-euro buyout clause to signal Vitolo from Sevilla.

He has spent the primary half of this season on mortgage at Las Palmas though he has not too long ago been sidelined with a thigh harm.

“The injury is behind me. I have spent the last month working with the physios. It’s forgotten about now,” stated the 28-year-old Spain winger.

Atletico, who moved into a brand new 68,000-seat stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, firstly of this season, didn’t make it out of the Champions League group stage.

However, Simeone’s aspect are the closest challengers to leaders Barcelona in La Liga, sitting 9 factors behind in second place with greater than half the season nonetheless remaining.

They face lower-league Lleida within the Copa del Rey on Wednesday earlier than returning to league motion at residence to Getafe on the weekend.

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