Diego Simeone believes Diego Costa is the most important player to feature for Atletico Madrid in recent years. Costa returned to Atletico action this month, becoming eligible to play following a return transfer from Chelsea that was announced in September. The Spain international laid on an assist for Yannick Carrasco as Atletico beat Lleida 3-0
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo remains “optimistic” Diego Costa will rejoin the club, although he admits prising the Spain striker from Chelsea will be complicated. Costa is still in his native Brazil having been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge and has been widely linked with a move back to Atletico, with whom
Antoine Griezmann’s former agent has claimed that the star forward would certainly have joined Manchester United had Atletico Madrid not received a transfer ban. The France international was a target for the Premier League club in the early weeks of the transfer window and was reportedly the subject of a bid of close to €100million.
Porto have confirmed they have exercised their option to buy Atletico Madrid starlet Oliver Torres for €20 million at the end of his loan. The 22-year-old midfielder is currently in the Primeira Liga on a temporary deal for the duration of the 2016-17 season but will make the move permanent in the summer. It is
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke feels his side are in good shape ahead of their crucial LaLiga clash with Barcelona on Wednesday. A 5-0 win against Sporting Gijon on Saturday made it three consecutive victories in all competitions without conceding for Diego Simeone’s side. That ensured Atleti remain one point behind Barca – who had earlier