Filipe Luis, Koke welcome Diego Costa's Atletico Madrid return

Filipe Luis, Koke welcome Diego Costa's Atletico Madrid return
From ESPN - September 22, 2017

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has said he is "proud of this club" for bringing striker Diego Costa back from Chelsea.

On Thursday, Atletico announced that they had reached an agreement with Chelsea for the return of the Spain international for an undisclosed fee.

Costa has not featured for Chelsea since the FA Cup final in May, and opted to remain in Brazil this summer rather than return to Cobham amid a bitter public dispute with the Premier League champions about his future.

And Marca reported Filipe Luis as saying: "I am proud of this club for their effort in bringing in one of the three best strikers in the world.

"Wherever he has gone he has made history, and he arrives ready to work, fight and make us better. We are going to grow. I am delighted that my friend is coming here."

The Brazil international said Costa, who had made it clear that he wanted to return to Atletico, has had "a complicated summer."

He added: "It's very important that he is here and he has chosen Atletico. He had a thousand offers, and he has chosen an Atletico that does not stop growing.

"He is going to do great, and I do not doubt that it will be the same Diego as always."

Midfielder Koke added: "We know how much he gave when he was here. He is a very important player in football, we know how he plays, and he will give us a lot.


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