Costa’s future has been up in the air ever since the Spain striker told how Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had informed him he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
In retaliation to being told via text message, Costa refused to return to Chelsea for pre-season and hasn’t featured for the Blues ever since.
Costa’s insistence that he wouldn’t return to the club clearly worked too, as the Premier League champions have now allowed the player to complete his return to Atleti – one which sees him set to play alongside Luis again.
The pair of course were part of the legendary Atletico side which pipped Real Madrid and Barcelona to the La Liga title in 2014, before both players were snapped up by Chelsea.
And Luis still thinks Costa is one of the three best strikers in the world:
Filipe Luis is over the moon Diego Costa is returning to Atletico Madrid… ? pic.twitter.com/QZDIJYpaZ7
— Goal (@goal) September 22, 2017
Is Costa really one of the best strikers in the world?
If not, who is currently better than the controversial forward?