Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Dean Windass has delivered his assessment on Diego Costa’s future and whether he could join Leeds United.
The former Chelsea striker became a free agent late last year after he and Atletico Madrid came to an agreement to mutually terminate his £265k-per-week contract.
Leeds were tipped to sign him by one claim in the media but any chance of a move looks farfetched. That’s according to Windass who told FFC that there would only be one circumstance in which a move could go through.
The former footballer said: “I think the only way that that would happen if he went to Leeds, is obviously if he had a connection. I think if he knew Marcelo Bielsa and then there was that connection. I think if he’s going to move anywhere it’ll be down south to a team in the London area and that sort of area.”
Costa has a fabulous reputation so if he did sign for Leeds, it would be an eye-catching transfer.
The Spain international has a brilliant record in the Premier League and has found the back of the net on 52 occasions in just 89 outings.
It’s hardly a surprise that during his previous stint in England he was described as an “animal” by Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese clearly got on well with the rugged forward who is now available on a free transfer.
The experienced 24-cap striker has only played seven times this term, scoring two goals in the process. Clearly, he would need to work on his fitness before sealing a move anywhere else.
Thus, that could throw yet another spanner in the works for Leeds’ pursuit.