The Red Devils may benefit a lot from having Diego Costa in the squad especially if they lose out on the services of Romelu Lukaku.
According to talkSPORT host Alan Brazil, Diego Costa would be a great option for Manchester United if Romelu Lukaku leaves the club.
The Belgian striker has been touted for an exit from Old Trafford this summer. The former Everton man is no longer considered an undisputed starter and is likely to play second fiddle to Marcus Rashford.
And the striker is keen on securing a move to a club where he gets more game time with Internazionale leading the race for his signature.
According to Alan Brazil, Manchester United might be helping themselves if they sign Diego Costa. The Spain international is currently back at Atletico Madrid after a successful yet mixed spell at Chelsea.
And although he has his own demons, Diego Costa could be a great addition to the squad.
“I think he’d be a fit for Man United if they get rid of Lukaku,” he said.
“By all accounts this morning, representatives of Inter Milan are talking to Manchester United.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Lukaku was to go, and suddenly there’s a chance of Costa going to Old Trafford.”
By all accounts, Costa would be a great option to have even if he might not get a lot of minutes. And with his career at Atletico Madrid clearly over following the permanent signing of Alvaro Morata, perhaps a return to the Premier League might help.
Kevin Hatchard says that it won’t be surprising if Diego Costa makes a return to the Premier League.
“He may well [return to the Premier League],” said Hatchard. “His return to Atletico Madrid did not work out the way he wanted; there have been disciplinary issues and there have been fitness issues.
“I don’t think he’s impressed Diego Simeone in the way he would have hoped. Alvaro Morata made a much bigger impact when he went there – and Simeone, when he spoke about Morata, was very, very positive.
“We’ve seen Diego Costa be successful in the Premier League – he is a proven goalscorer at that level.
“Atletico have also just spent a huge amount of money bringing in Joao Felix, so Costa’s not going to be playing.
“So [a move] wouldn’t surprise me.
“Atletico would want a transfer fee; there has been talk of around €30/35million.
“It depends on the offers he gets. I think, given the way it ended at Chelsea, people would look at him and think, ‘how much of a risk is this?’
“So it very much depends on the offers that he gets. He may decide to stick it out at Atletico and give it a really good push to see if he’s the man to lead the attack with Joao Felix behind him.
“It’s the risk/reward thing with Costa.”