Atlético striker Diego da Silva Costa has apparently fallen out of favour with manager Quique Sanchez Flores, despite recent reports that the coach wanted him to stick around.
This upcoming season, La Liga will abolish the rule preventing a player having appeared in five games with another team, from returning to his club of origin during the January transfer window.
Costa will not be surprised at the prospect of another move, as the journeyman’s football career in Spain has been one of many revolving doors. The Brazilian returned to Atleti this summer, after a stint with Valladolid last season in which he notched seven goals in 34 appearances, not enough to salvage the Castile and León side from relegation.
Prior to joining the Pucela, Diego played for second division squads Albacete and Celta de Vigo. Teams reportedly interested in the young forward include Deportivo, Mallorca and Zaragoza.