News breaking in the Football Transfer Tavern has brought smiles to the faces of Liverpool supporters as BBC Sport report that the Reds have made an official £21million bid for Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian striker Diego Costa.
The offer will now let Brendan Rodgers’ side speak to the 24-year-old after it triggered his release clause and the Anfield club are hopeful of having a deal completed, for the striker who scored 10 La Liga goals last season, in the next few days.
Sources at Anfield insist that this possible recruitment has no impact on the future of unsettled star Luis Suarez at the club but with the striker not allowed to speak to Arsenal despite the £40,00001 bid submitted for the Uruguayan international speculation remains that the former Ajax man could depart this summer. Rodgers appears happy to strengthen his strike force irrespective of whether Suarez leaves for pastures new or not.
The aggressive, hard-working striker who has been capped twice by Brazil, is a controversial figure in Spain with an interesting disciplinary record to his name but he would certainly add extra quality to the Reds’ attack ahead of the new season.
Atletico head coach Diego Simeone had earlier indicated that Costa could leave the club during the current transfer window after they successfully beat off competition to land Spain international striker David Villa.
However interesting reports later come in from Spanish daily newspaper AS which suggest that the capital club have declared that they have not had any offers from Liverpool for their striker and they insist that he will not be leaving the Vicente Calderon in the near future.
A possible world-class pairing of Suarez and Costa leading the attack at Anfield has left Liverpool fans excited about the future with Rodgers’ side.