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Celtic: Hoops make Diego Costa approach

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Celtic and Crystal Palace have both approached free agent Diego Costa, according to French football website Homme du Match.

The Lowdown: Costa’s downfall

The Spanish striker, who has scored 191 goals for club and country during his career, left Atletico Madrid midway through the previous campaign.

The La Liga side terminated his deal, with Costa scoring twice in seven appearances during the 2020/21 season. Costa, valued at £54m back in 2018 by Transfermarkt, is now valued at £5.4m by the site and is still without a club.

He netted just twice in 16 league fixtures in 2018/19 and five in 23 games in 2019/20.

The Latest: Celtic approach

According to Homme du Match, both the Hoops and Crystal Palace, now led by Patrick Vieira, have approached the striker.

The report, shared on Friday evening, claims the 6 foot 1 striker could still render some services before calling time on his career.

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The Verdict: Surely not…

Celtic may well be after a forward this summer, with Odsonne Edouard still searching for a Parkhead exit.

However, surely a move for Costa wouldn’t materialise. He has been on upwards of £150,000-a-week since 2015, with Celtic’s highest earner Callum McGregor on £20,000-a-week.

It would be good fun to see Costa line up in a Glasgow Derby, but unfortunately, we can’t see this one gathering pace due to his previous salary demands.

In other news: Reporter reveals Celtic ‘talks’ for 6ft ace on Thursday evening; he wants Parkhead move. 


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