Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been recognised in France as the most impressive signing this summer ahead of Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria and Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck, according to a poll conducted by Le10sport.
The Blues frontman has been a revelation for Jose Mourinho’s side since making the £32 million move from reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho earmarked the 25-year-old as the man to spearhead his attack towards the end of last season after growing tired of his former strikers’ lack of efficiency in front of goal.
The likes of Fernando Torres, Demab Ba and Samuel Eto’o all departed after enduring a friustrating campaign last season, and the ruthless decision appears to have paid off.
Costa has been in among the goals since making his Premier League debut away at Burnley, finding the net an incredible eight times in just six games.
His impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge has not only made headway in Britain, but the Spanish international has dominated the headlines across Europe also.
In a poll conducted by the French publication Le10sport, 38% of the French public voted in favour of Costa when asked which signing been the most impressive so far.
His nearest competitor in the vote was United’s £59.7 million acquisition Angel Di Maria, who was backed by 16% of the public following a bright star with the Red Devils.
Third on the list and arguably the most surprising is Arsenal’s £16 million signing of England international Danny Welbeck.
The Gunners’ new striker made a solid start at the Emirates, finding the net on his third appearance in a comfortable 3-0 victory over Aston Villa.
In midweek, however, Welbeck demonstrated what he is all about by firing in a superb hat-trick in the 4-1 victory over Turkish giants Galatasary at the Emirates.
Here are the current top 5 in the Le10sport poll:
Diego Costa – Chelsea – 38%
Angel Di Maria – Manchester United – 16%
Danny Welbeck – Arsenal – 9%
David Luiz – PSG – 6%
Jeremy Menez – AC Milan – 4%