Chelsea transfers: Diego Costa completes Blues move
Chelsea transfers: Diego Costa hopes to win "many trophies" after joining the Blues from Atletico Madrid
Chelsea have completed the signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.
The 25-year-old Spain international has penned a five-year deal with the west London side which will see the Brazilian-born striker stay at Stamford Bridge until 2019.
Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining
The £32m signing helped Atletico Madrid win La Liga and reach the Champions League final last season, scoring 36 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions.
And Costa paid tribute to los Rojiblancos after calling time on his career at Vicente Calderon and embarking on a new challenge in the Premier League.
“I am very happy to sign for Chelsea. Everybody knows it is a big club in a very competitive league, and I am very excited to get started in England with a fantastic coach and team-mates,” Costa told Chelsea’s website.
The Blues striker, who scored in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge last season, added: “Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining.
“I would like to thank everybody at Atletico who made me into the player I am, it was an incredible time for me, but now I am starting a new adventure and I hope to win many trophies with Chelsea.”
Costa scored 64 goals in 134 appearances for Atletico.