Diego Costa’s agent has offered the forward’s services to Celtic according to journalist Lahcen Senhaji.
The Lowdown: Costa links
Costa, who has been without a club since January, was initially linked with the Hoops last week.
Rumours went quiet for a few days, but it appears as if the former Atletico Madrid man’s agent has now got involved.
Diego Costa at Celtic?
Never going to happen!
The Latest: Agent claims
According to Senhaji, Costa’s agent is offering the forward’s services everywhere, in particular to Celtic and Turkish side Besiktas.
“Six months without playing were enough to convince Diego Costa to lower his salary to find a club. Its agent is currently offering it everywhere, and in particular in Celtic and to Besiktas for a considerably reduced salary.”
The Verdict: Not going to happen
Celtic’s highest earner is Callum McGregor on £20,000-a-week, so even if Costa is prepared to reduce his wage considerably, it probably still won’t be in Celtic’s price range.
The mega money, along with Costa’s poor form over the last three seasons (12 goals in 58 games) surely means the Hoops would snub a move.
Odsonne Edouard is still working on a Parkhead exit, but Costa shouldn’t be viewed as a replacement for the short or long term. He is simply too expensive of a risk.
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