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Everton linked with Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa

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Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in January of 2018.

Costa had previously enjoyed a spell at Atletico between 2007 and 2014, before moving to Chelsea.

Over his two spells with Atletico Madrid, Costa has managed to make 178 appearances across all competitions.

In those games, the Spaniard has netted 76 and assisted 31.

This past season saw Costa make just 16 La Liga appearances for Atletico, but that was largely due to injuries and suspension.

 

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MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 24: Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid and Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona argue as Gerard Pique of Barcelona and referee Jesus Gil Manzano intervene during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano on November 24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Costa back to the Premier League?

Now, after a brief spell back in Spain, Costa could be set for a rather surprising Premier League return.

According to the Mirror, Everton could make a bid for the now 30-year-old.

As per the Mirror, Costa is likely to leave Atletico this summer, after falling out with some of the club’s staff.

Costa is a proven Premier League striker and was pretty successful during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

He would score 52 goals in 89 appearances for the Blues, as well as winning two Premier League titles and a League Cup.

As for Everton, they could probably do with signing a new striker this summer.

While Richarlison did play through the middle for some of last season, the Toffees have just two out-and-out first-team strikers on their books.

Those two players are Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Neither of those forwards are really what Everton need to take their side to the next level.

Tosun scored just three league goals in 25 outings in 2018/19, while DCL found the back of the net just six times in 35 PL games.

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