Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the name on everyones lips this month. Will the 25-year-old be subject to a mammoth transfer bid from one of Europe’s elite or is he set to see out the remainder of this campaign with Los Colchoneros?
While Costa’s future in club football remains unclear, the Brazilian-born striker looks set to feature for the Spanish national team at the World Cup, after he decided to represent La Roja instead of his country of birth.
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
This decision hasn’t went down as well as Costa would have hoped with the Spanish public, something which became obvious following a series of xenophobic chants from Valencia fans during their Copa Del Rey clash on Tuesday night.
The game ended in a 1-1 drew at the Mestalla, but during the match Valencia fans could clearly be heard singing, “Costa, cabron, no eres Espanol”, which translated from Spanish means: Costa, bastard, you’re not Spanish.
Have a look at the chanting below, as reported by the Spanish press:
Considering the form Costa has shown for Atletico this season, scoring 19 goals in 18 games in La Liga, the illicit chanting comes across as being quite harsh.
Then again, maybe Fernando Torres and Alvaro Negredo won’t think so, as at this rate their new team-mate may start ahead of them both in Brazil this summer.