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Diego Costa 'Reaches Agreement' With Benfica After Being Released By Atletico Madrid

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Diego Costa 'Reaches Agreement' With Benfica After Being Released By Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa has reportedly reached an agreement with Benfica after they offered him a lucrative two-year deal.

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Costa, 32, is a free agent following his release by Atletico Madrid in December 2020.

He has since turned down offers from France and Brazil with the ex-Chelsea star assessing his options.

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And it appears he has made a breakthrough regarding his next move with reports claiming Costa has reached an agreement with Benfica.

It's claimed that the Primeira Liga side have offered him £2.6 million a season for two years.

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Costa has agreed to the transfer in principle and will head to Benfica unless he changes his mind, according to reports.

His agent Jorge Mendes, who has a strong working relationship with Benfica, is finalising the deal.

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The Spanish international has previously played in Portugal's top flight for Braga in 2007.

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He made just six appearances for the club before leaving for the La Liga.

Costa believes he still has a lot to offer in the top leagues having rejected an offer from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille.

He is set to join the Portuguese club in June, but he has yet to fully commit to the offer on the table - leaving the door open for a better option.

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Costa made his name in Spain, scoring an impressive 27 league goals the season before signing for Chelsea where he enjoyed a prolific stint.

He bagged 52 Premier League goals, winning two league titles during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

He also won the league title and the Europa League for Atletico.

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Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa, Benfica

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