Atletico teammate: Chelsea linked Diego Costa is ‘spectacular’

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego Ribas has been singing the praises of €60m Chelsea target Diego Costa.

Recent reports in Spain have suggested that Chelsea have a €60m agreement with Diego Costa, and that he will move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

In a season blighted by missed opportunities by Chelsea’s current strikers, Diego Costa is the perfect striker to add strength, mobility and a goalscoring touch to Jose Mourinho’s frontline.

The 25-year-old Brazilian-born striker will get a first taste of the Stamford Bridge pitch when he lines up for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final clash, and Diego Simeone’s men will be counting on him to shine.

Diego Ribas – Diego Costa’s teammate in the Spanish capital – is delighted to be playing alongside Atletico’s top goalscorer and believes he is currently one of the toughest strikers in the world.

“He is spectacular.” He was quoted by Spanish press AS.

“He has fought a lot, played in different teams and in Atletico Madrid he continues to fight the same way.”

“With everything tied to his quality and finishing ability, he has become spectacular. He is currently one of the toughest strikers in the world. The team makes a difference, but he is living in a special moment and we are lucky to have him here.”

Diego Costa is La Liga’s second top goalscorer, netting 26 times in 30 starts for his club.

Chelsea will certainly have to pay close attention in the upcoming Champions League clash, with John Terry and Gary Cahill set to endure a tough night against him.

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