Diego Costa is returning to LaLiga Santander with Rayo Vallecano, the membership he helped keep away from relegation 10 years in the past.
The signing of the Spanish worldwide was carried out by President Raul Martin Presa, very like final yr’s addition of Falcao, which wasn’t met with approval by different membership officers.
Costa has thus put an finish to weeks of uncertainty over whether or not he would return to Rayo.
The 33-year-old will signal a one-year contract plus an choice for an additional, and can earn 1.5 million gross per season, which may improve if sure targets are met.
The striker joins after practically eight months of inactivity, along with his final match courting again to December 12, 2021 when he helped Atletico Mineiro elevate the Copa Do Brasil.
Since then, Costa has been coaching in Madrid forward of his subsequent transfer.
At Rayo, he’ll staff up with Radamel Falcao, with whom he is already shared a locker room at each Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.
Now, the Colombian and Brazilian will share the ahead line below Andoni Iraola, who makes use of a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The 2 former Atletico gamers can be joined by Sergio Camello, who can be trying to occupy the attacking midfield place.
Costa is Rayo‘s fifth signing of the summer time, and whereas their assault could also be full, they’re nonetheless trying to strengthen different positions.
Centre-back and left-back are nonetheless prime priorities for director David Cobeno, who nonetheless has some work to do between now and the tip of the window.