Do Everton have another Diego Costa chance, one year after reported £66.5m bid?

Director of Football of Everton Marcel Brands attends the pre-season friendly match between Everton and Valencia at Goodison Park on August 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton reportedly offered Premier League rivals Chelsea a massive fee for current Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa back in 2017.

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

Back in September 2017, Marca dropped a bombshell that would have left Everton fans open-mouthed.

The Spanish paper claimed that The Toffees had made a club-record £66.5 million bid to sign none other than Diego Costa, just months before the Spanish international was offered an escape route out of his Chelsea nightmare by former club Atletico Madrid.

And though Costa hasn’t exactly set the world alight since returning to the club he led to the 2014 La Liga title, it is tempting to believe that the former Stamford Bridge hero is exactly what Everton are missing.

 

Though Richarlison has impressed in attack this season, Marco Silva’s side are lacking an aggressive, all-action centre-forward like Costa – and have been since Romelu Lukaku left for Manchester United.

But with Everton seemingly on the lookout for goalscorer once again with the January transfer window set to swing open, could they be given one last chance to bring Costa back to English football?

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa poses with his jersey next to club president Enrique Cerezo (L) and sports manager Jose Luis Perez Caminero (R) during his welcoming ceremony...

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Costa's future at Atletico Madrid is suddenly uncertain with Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian set to make a move.

Now, Costa’s goals have dried up for Atletico of late, his header against Barcelona in November his only La Liga strike all season. But the Brazil-born powerhouse is a proven, prolific Premier League goalscorer and, if he really is available, Everton should be on red alert.

Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

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