Former Chelsea star set to join boyhood club in Brazil after failing to find a team in January

Former Chelsea star set to join boyhood club in Brazil after failing to find a team in January

- Diego Costa could be on his way back to his home country Brazil to join Palmeiras

- The Spanish striker became a free agent since he left Atletico Madrid on mutual consent

- The 32-year-old has been linked with several clubs in Europe and the Middle East

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Diego Costa is set to return to his native home in Brazil to join the club he supported as a child Palmeiras, reports claim, The Sun.

The 32-year-old has become a free agent since his contract at Atletico Madrid was terminated due to mutual consent.

And the Spain international has been linked with several clubs in Europe including Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves.

Former Chelsea star set to join boyhood club in Brazil after failing to find a team in January

Diego Costa set to join boyhood club in Brazil after failing to find a team in January. Photo by Denis Doyle
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The controversial striker was also linked with a move to the Middle East to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab but both parties failed to reach an agreement.

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Reports claim Costa ways return to Palmeiras and a two-year deal worth around £2.6million has reportedly been agreed.

Costa had his troubles when he was at Atletico as he fell behind Luis Suarez and Joao Felix after enduring an injury-hit season and just seven appearances across all competitions before he left the club.

He was born in Lagarto, northern Brazil, and joined Sao Paulo-based club Barcelona Esportivo Capela as a youngster.

Costa then sealed a move to join Sporting Braga inPortugal before making a switch to Spain to sign for Real Valladolid.

He won the La Liga title with Atletico in 2014 and made a switch to Chelsea where he also won the league in 2015, scoring 59 times in 120 appearances during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard left west London after clashing with Antonio Conte and rejoined Atletico in 2018 but struggled to replicate his form with 19 goals in 81 appearances.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Diego Costa has turned down an offer from Turkish giants Trabzonspor, according to reports in Spain, cited on The Sun.

The 32-year-old became a free agent after his contract with Atletico Madrid was terminated by mutual consent.

And the Spain international has been receiving offers from Middle East nations and Turkey.

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