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Irons move for ex-PL great touted

Diego Costa

Journalist Tim Vickery believes West Ham could have made a move for Diego Costa this month!

The ex-Chelsea striker has left Atletico Madrid on a free transfer and is available.


There have been plenty of reports surrounding his future and his possible landing destination, with Wolves touted as a potential suitor.

The Hammers have now come back into the fold, perhaps unsurprisingly after the sale of Seb Haller to Ajax.

Speaking on Sky Sports, via HITC, Vickery, who is a South American football expert, made the claim that he was surprised by the lack of interest in Costa and said that he could have foreseen him ending up in east London.

He said: “You would have thought that he would have been a perfect January buy for those clubs who are struggling to score goals.

“Wolves in the absence of injury with Jimenez would seem like an obvious fit or maybe even West Ham after Haller didn’t quite come off with them.

“I suppose the only real doubt with Diego Costa is whether, at the age of 32, he is physically capable of doing what he did a few years earlier in the Premier League with Chelsea.”

Of course, any deal for Costa wouldn’t exactly be free, with his wages likely to present a major problem for any buying club.

He scored 58 goals in 120 games for Chelsea and won two Premier League titles during his time in England.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.