Chelsea striker Diego Costa will reportedly join Besiktas on loan for six months, before completing his return to Atletico Madrid in January.
Despite finishing last year as Chelsea’s top goalscorer to help them to the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Italian tactician is seemingly ready to move on.
It was widely reported that he had sent a text to the Spaniard to inform him that he was no longer part of his plans at Chelsea, which didn’t go down too well across the board.
Nevertheless, that has sparked a fresh round of talk that the 28-year-old has his heart set on a return to former club Atleti, and according to AS, it sounds as though they’ve found a solution to eventually sign him in January.
The La Liga giants are unable to register new players until the new year due to a transfer ban imposed on them, and so in order to secure a return to Atletico, Costa needed to find a temporary solution which would allow him to play for a few months and then move on, with Besiktas ready to step up after the Spanish international was flooded with messages from supporters on Instagram to join the Turkish giants.
It remains to be seen whether or not that can be agreed upon, but it seems to work for all parties concerned. Chelsea sell a player who Conte deems surplus to requirements, Besiktas get a short-term boost with the arrival of a superstar, Atletico eventually get their man while Costa can finally move on and play regularly from start to finish this season in order to secure his position in the Spain squad for the World Cup next summer.