Still, an abridged version of the tournament could be essential for Diego Costa with the veteran at stake with both the competition and his future.

The UCL could be essential for Diego Costa’s future

Atletico Madrid are gearing up for a Champions League comeback after pushing past Liverpool in the first knockout. Still, an abridged version of the tournament could be essential for Diego Costa with the veteran at stake with both the competition and his future. Los Colchoneros have been excruciatingly close to lifting the famous trophy twice in recent seasons. After sending the holders at Anfield, they again feel like they have a good chance of reaching the final. However, Costa himself suffered an injury in the 2019/20 season and did not contribute as many goals as possible. That, combined with his high salary, left him in an indisputable position in the Spanish capital, especially with his current deal due to expire in June 2021. His memories of the 2014 finals are dark. With an injury pushing him out of a match in less than 10 minutes of play.

2020 offers the former Chelsea star the chance to return to a showpiece event, but his form will need to be improved. There are confusions about whether he will be offered a contract extension given his decline in shape and the regularity with which he is now gaining injuries. Ever since he returned to Athletico in January 2018. The rumors have surfaced in almost every transfer window linking Costa to an away transfer. Chinese clubs have lined up to sign him, while Brazilian football has always tempted him. Although not so much that Los Colchoneros have buyer’s remorse, as Diego Simeone continues to trust the striker. At the age of 32, excellent performance in the Champions League could help influence Andrea Berta’s decision on his contract. Still, the continuation of his poor domestic form could hasten his exit from Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.