Liverpool in for £21.8mil Diego Costa

Who’s got 2 fingers and is headed for Anfield?
It was just earlier today that the News Desk reported on Brendan Rodgers wanting to add quality, not quantity to his Liverpool side before the close of the transfer window and we’ve got screaming fax machines around here with word that he’s trying to do just that with an audacious £21.8mil bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

The Brazil international, who lit up La Liga with 20 goals last term, is looking like he’s on the outs at the Vicente Calderon after the other team from the Spanish capital snatched up David Villa and Léo Baptistão in the wake of top scorer Radamel Falcao joining big money French side Monaco. The Reds, who remain uncertain on the future of Luis Suarez, are believed to have triggered a release clause in the 24-year olds contract and are currently awaiting a response. Although the Liverpool hierarchy refuses to comment on the ongoing negotiations, Managing Director Ian Ayre has insisted that the Anfield club still has no intention of offloading the Uruguayan – though this was before word that they’d be going all out to snatch up Costa.

It’s been said that one of the reasons behind Suarez’s wandering eye is the quality of the recruits Rodgers has brought in this summer and their perceived inability to bolster the Reds charge for a Champions League spot this term, and if that’s the case, signing up a player of Costa’s caliber would certainly give him reasons to ponder a layover on Merseyside; not only that, but it would reaffirm previous statements made by Rodgers where he promised quality, first team signings. With the ball now firmly in the hands of Atlético Madrid, millions of Liverpool fans worldwide will be frantically hitting the refresh button on their internet browsers while simultaneously arguing whether or not the Brazilian will sanction a move to Anfield. More on this as it inevitably develops…

9 thoughts on “Liverpool in for £21.8mil Diego Costa

  • August 2, 2013 at 12:23 am

    We need him .20 goals this season with suarez and the team .top 4 is a must.maybe even get erikson aswell?!!!.thats well enough for 2 seasons then eh;)

  • August 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

    He averages a goal about every 3.5 games, and he’s supposedly worth £20m. :-/ And he’s supposed to be a striker. What’s am I missing? :-/

  • August 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

    some people are never happy . why dont you just mention his injured knee now and get it over with !

    welcome to liverpool YNWA

  • August 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I’m happy when Liverpool spend money wisely. A striker who scores every 3.5 games, unless he came and his form vastly improved after he arrived, doesn’t look to wise to me.

    Aspas averages 3.8 goals per game, but was only £7m.

    ‘signing up a player of Costa’s caliber would certainly give him reasons to ponder a layover on Merseyside’. What calibre? This would signal Liverpool have lots of money to spend on average players. Again.

  • August 2, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Athletic Madrid deny any bid from Liverpool.

  • August 2, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I’d rather have a player as one footed as you like, and only uses his head to put a hat on, if he scored better than 1 every 2 games. Especially for £20m+

    And stand his ground and fight? We’ve already got a player who falls foul of authority too often, we don’t need another sitting in the stands serving bans.

  • August 2, 2013 at 2:09 am

    well his conversion rate is twice prem lg average and nearly double suarez, and bearing in mind we had more shots that any other euro team in europes top 5 leagues last year then maybe he is the man to actually start converting them? id rather have jackson martinez but if lfc says hes the man they have better knowledge than me so ill roll with it. happy. open minded. YNWA

  • August 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    at only 24 years old, there’s certainly room for improvement — i see him more of a diamond in the rough with some serious potential rather than the finished product. playing in a team with the likes of Gerrard, Coutinho, Sturridge and (god willing) Suarez will certainly give him a boost. in my mind, he’s worth a punt.

    that, and Brendan Rodgers seems to have a knack for fixing misfiring strikers. remember how poor Suarez was at finding the net under Dalglish? major turn around.

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