Everton are off to the best possible start in their league and European campaign, picking up two victories in the first two games of the season. Ronald Koeman, who lost his top goal scorer in Romelu Lukaku this summer, has made some decent additions to the squad and though they seem to be in good shape, the manager does not want to take any risks and wants to add more quality to the first team.
So it does not come as a surprise that in a recent interview, Koeman revealed that he is open to taking Chelsea reject Diego Costa on loan this summer.
Diego Costa and his transfer situation
The top goal scorer for the Champions of England in the previous season, Costa joined Chelsea three years ago and in these three seasons, he managed to lift the Premier League trophy twice. However, after the end of the previous season, he was asked to look for new clubs by Antonio Conte over text, leaving him with no place at Chelsea.
Costa recently revealed that he is not returning to the Bridge again and he is ready to wait for his move to Atletico Madrid this summer. The Spanish giants are hit with an FFP ban on transfers and can only sign players in January and Costa could be available for loan until the turn of the year, an option Everton are looking to exercise before the deadline day.
One of the best in Europe
Though not a popular character, Diego Costa is one of the deadliest finishers in Europe at the moment and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the game. As already mentioned, he won two leagues titles in three years in England, standing as the top goal scorer on both occasions, and is a man who belongs at the highest level.
Known for his eye for goal and physically aggressive approach, Costa is a poacher, who needs just a chance or two to find the back of the net. He is a player who can score goals for any team as he can adjust to the style of play under most managers.
He can play as a target man, run the lines or also drop deep when needed but his strength in hold up play, ability to find space in the final third and dominance in the air, make him a perfect fit for the English style of play:
The final piece of the puzzle at Goodison
Koeman will know that he cannot rely on the Spaniard till the end of the season but having him in the squad for the first half will surely help Everton’s new players settle into the new conditions.
The likes of Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen will not be under as much pressure and they can also learn from the Chelsea man, who can give his all in just over four months of the new season. This will allow him to stay fit for his return to the Calderon and meanwhile, helping Everton establish a strong foundation in the league, also getting them through the group stages in Europe.
He will replace Lukaku’s goals completely and will help the transition at the club, that could have devastating effects in months to come.