After months of going back and forth in the media, the Chelsea-Diego Costa saga is finally over, with both Atlético and the Blues announcing the Spain international would move back to Madrid in January.
Finally getting the move he desired, reuniting with Diego Simeone, the 28-year-old will, however, cause his ex/new manager a selection headache, with six strikers at his disposal.
Marca suggest that out of Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres, Angel Correa, Kevin Gameiro and Luciano Vietto, it’s the last two that are most likely to make way, and that could be good news for Southampton.
Over the summer, Mauricio Pellegrino was keen to add the Argentinean forward to his squad, but never managed to get the deal over the line, as Atlético wanted a full sale rather than a loan deal.
And it seems the same will apply in January, although the Spanish newspaper do entertain the idea that anything can happen between now and then, meaning things could change, although Diego Costa’s salary could force an exit anyway.
Despite featuring in the first three league games of the season, Vietto was relegated to the bench against Malaga before disappearing from the first-team squad entirely for the clash against Athletic Bilbao.
He is yet to score a goal.