This morning the club announced through their website that a new agreement has been reached with Diego Costa. Our controversial forward has signed until June 2018.
A few years ago, a new contract like this could very well indicate that the player was one foot out the door — remember one Kun Aguero? — but this time, the overall effect is simply the dispelling of nagging rumours that he is on his way to Liverpool.
“I’m very happy with the deal,” the 24-year-old said on the club’s website. “It’s a very special moment, I’m really happy here.”
He further thanked the club for keeping him around a long time. “I hope to become an even bigger footballer and win all upcoming objectives of the team.”
Caminero adds: “This was one of the club’s priorities and it’s great news. Diego Costa is one of the key figures in this team.”
It took the Brazilian quite some time to gain the respect and confidence of the fans, teammates, and the club. However, after his loan spell at Rayo two years ago, he managed to convince Simeone that he was starter material, and now defenders everywhere are frightened of him.
Last season he was involved in 17 goals — ten goals and seven assists (source: @OptaJose).
Further details about his buy-out clause and wages are not yet known.