Corinthians want Diego Costa for their starting position of ‘9’. The Spanish-Brazilian forward is on the market, after mutually breaking the contract that linked him to Atlético Mineiro. There are already contacts between both parties and, in the next few hours, Timao will send a proposal to the forward, which right now has become a priority objective.
At first, the team led by former Blaugrana Sylvinho had noticed Edinson Cavani, and, even, he was willing to give Barça a pulse, offering him a superior chip, to tip the balance to his side.
With Manchester United’s resounding ‘no’ to give the veteran forward’s letter of freedom, which will be 35 years in February, the paulistas have decided to move to tie, as soon as possible to Diego Costa, whom they consider to have the ideal profile and personality to fit into the dressing room and to become a footballer with roots before the Faithful, his crooked fanatic.
The UOL portal published that Diego Costa would prefer to return to European football, where it has offers from Elche and Eibar, from the Second Division. For now, he has ruled out the possibility of going to Cádiz and has already informed Timao that he is in no rush to make a decision. The paulistas will not give up in their attempt.
Diego Costa had a short stage at Atlético Mineiro: he arrived in August, after being eight months without a club, he played 19 official matches in which he scored 5 goals and ended up winning two titles, the Brasileirao and the Copa do Brasil. Without explaining the reasons, he ended up breaking his working relationship with Gaul and, now, as happened a year ago when he left the At. Madrid through the door of funds, look for a new destination.
His record at Atlético Mineiro was around 3 million euros per year and the footballer would not be willing now to lower his income.
Lagarto’s forward would be the footballer who would culminate the ambitious project of Timao, in which there are long-standing footballers such as Willian, who played with Diego Costa at Chelsea, the former Blaugrana Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Giuliano and the interesting extreme Roger guedes. Corinthians, which is back in the Copa Libertadores, is called to play a leading role in 2022.