‘A winner’: John Terry can’t believe no club have signed his ex-Chelsea teammate, he’s still a free agent

John Terry has said he can’t believe no club in the Premier League has signed ex-Chelsea teammate Diego Costa.

Costa, 33, is a free agent after agreeing to terminate his contract last month with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

The centre-forward is well known in England for scoring 58 goals in 120 Chelsea appearances, winning two Premier League titles during that time. In addition, the bulk of his career has been spent scoring 83 goals in 216 games for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

Goal reported mid-January that Arsenal made an informal approach to hear the striker’s plans moving forward. However, the 24-time capped Spain international is still on the search for a new home at the start of February.

Chelsea legend Terry is amazed that Costa hasn’t been snapped up by a top-flight side in England.

“I can’t believe Diego Costa hasn’t been signed by a premier league club. This man is a winner and would make any team stronger,” Terry wrote.

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Costa a Chelsea cult hero

Costa didn’t quite manage to eclipse the great Didier Drogba during his time at Stamford Bridge, but there aren’t many forwards to make his kind of impact at Chelsea during the last few decades.

First of all, Costa is tailor-made for English football with his aggression, power and directness.

The frontman is capable of producing a piece of magic in a quiet game or lifting his team through pressing at the top end of the pitch.

He’s won 12 club trophies during a successful career, but whether his body could handle a return to the Premier League now is the biggest question for any potential suitors looking at him.

Chelsea could do with their current number nine Romelu Lukaku showing the traits of a prime Costa. Unfortunately, Chris Sutton recently called Lukaku the biggest disappointment in the Premier League season so far.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.