John Terry hails Chelsea’s signing of ‘clever’ Diego Costa

John Terry backs Diego Costa to be a success at Chelsea next season following the striker's transfer to Stamford Bridge

John Terry is backing Diego Costa to be a success at Chelsea next season following the striker’s transfer to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid.

The Blues officially confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old Spain international on Tuesday after a fee of around £32m was agreed earlier this summer.

He is very clever with his strength and the way he uses his body

John Terry

And Chelsea captain Terry, who is preparing for his 20th season at the west London club, is sure that the Brazilian-born forward will be a hit at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho.

“First of all, his movement and his strength are really good – I was really surprised by it,” Terry told Chelsea’s website.

“I think everyone remembers the square-up we had in the first 10 minutes of the first leg of our semi-final game against Atletico Madrid last season, after which I thought, “Fair play”.

“He holds the ball up very well, he has got great movement and he is really physical, but he is very clever with his strength and the way he uses his body. I think he could be a very good signing for us.”

Costa netted 35 goals in 44 games last season as Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title and reached the Champions League final.

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