Diego Costa has completed his move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid after passing his medical, the Spanish club has announced.
“Diego Costa is now an Atlético player,” an official statement on the club’s website read. “Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea agreed on the conditions for the transfer of the forward to our club.”
Costa has put pen to paper on a four-year deal reportedly worth £58million and will wear shirt number 18.
The 28-year-old, who will start training on Monday with his new team mates, will however have to wait until January 1 before he can be registered as an Atletico player, as the club is currently banned from doing so by FIFA.
“I’m very happy to return home,” Costa told the club. “I’ve always said it, Atletico is my home, I’m very, very happy.
“I’m looking forward to start contributing. I’m going to give my all for the team, as I always try to do,” he added.
Costa left Atletico in 2014 for Chelsea in a deal worth £32million. He scored 58 goals for the Blues in 120 appearances, including 20 goals as Chelsea won the English Premier League last season.