Diego Costa completes medical exam for €39.4m move to Chelsea

Diego Costa

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has recently completed a medical examination as part of a potential transfer deal with Chelsea FC. If the deal is successful, the 25-year old is expected to cost the football club around €39.4 million.

The tough centre-forward scored 8 Champions League goals and 27 league goals for Atletico last season. The club of walked away as the winners in the La Liga contest and they reached the finals of the Champions League in Lisbon, where they lost to Real Madrid 1-4.

Costa is famous for scoring from the penalty spot during the semi-final of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge when Atletico beat Chelsea 3-1.

He began his European career with Sporting Braga, a Portuguese club and joined Atletico seven years ago.

After loan spells with Albacete and Celta Vigo and a stint at Real Valladolid, he went back to Atletico four years ago, spending another loan period at Rayo Vallecano during the first part of 2012.

Whilst originally born in Brazil, the time he played in Spain made it possible for him to qualify for a Spanish passport and in spite of playing for Brazil twice in March last year, he eventually decided to remain committed to the Spanish team.

He is currently training with the Spanish team in the U.S. in preparation for the World Cup.