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DONE DEAL: Ex-Chelsea, Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa joins Atletico Mineiro

Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has signed for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, ending his eight-month spell without a club.

The Spain forward, 32, left Atletico Madrid in December after asking the club to terminate his contract early.

It was his second spell at the La Liga side, but he fell out of favour after rejoining from Chelsea in 2017.

Costa's new club Atletico Mineiro are five points clear at the top of Brazil's Serie A.

Costa was born and raised in Brazil and played two friendlies for the country in March 2013, but having been granted Spanish nationality, declared he wanted to play international football for Spain later that year.

He won two Premier League titles during his three-season stint with Chelsea, scoring 59 goals in 120 games.


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