Kevin Campbell has claimed that West Ham United could look to sign Diego Costa on a free transfer to ease the burden off of Michail Antonio.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Arsenal, Everton and West Brom striker believes that the former Chelsea ace could be a short-term option for the London Stadium faithful as a possible back-up to Antonio given the exit of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in the January window:
“Costa could provide a short term fix until the end of the season.
“He is a free agent so they could do the business at any time. I am sure that this is one that we need to keep an eye on.
“But it has to be said that Diego Costa is not the player he once was.”
Costa could be a good signing for West Ham
Costa could well turn out to be a very good signing for David Moyes’ team, especially given the fact that he is currently a free agent and thus would not cost the Hammers a single penny in terms of a transfer fee.
Should West Ham sign Costa?
His wage demands may be an issue for the East London club, but if they were able to negotiate a reasonable salary for the 32-year-old, then his potential signing could be a bargain.
The Spain international has been a big goal threat for both club and country all throughout his senior footballing career, scoring no fewer than 191 goals combined in total over 500 matches across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
He also has the added knowledge and experience of playing in the Premier League before, and so the Irons should really look into the possibility of signing him up just in case Antonio were to go through another bad injury spell.
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