West Ham United have been boosted after it was revealed free agent striker target Diego Costa wants to return to the Premier League.

‘Josh King could join West Ham, all he has to do is ask’ suggests key man

Costa has been linked with the likes of West Ham and Wolves since having his Atletico Madrid contract terminated last week.

Paul Merson has since suggested that Costa would be ‘perfect’ for West Ham.

Atletico de Madrid v Elche CF - La Liga Santander
Photo by Denis Doyle Getty Images

‘Missing link’ Costa dubbed ‘perfect for West Ham’

When speaking on Sky Sports News (1:03pm, January 2nd, 2021), Merson said Costa could be the missing link for the way David Moyes has the Hammers set up.

“He would be great for West Ham, perfect for West Ham, absolutely perfect,” Merson said on Sky Sports News (1:03pm, January 2nd, 2021).

“The way West Ham play at the moment, he could be the missing link, he could be the missing link.”

West Ham are short up front. Michail Antonio’s hamstrings continue to prove troublesome while Sebastien Haller looks to be on his way out of the club in the summer.

Photo by Jose Breton NurPhoto via Getty Images

Insider confirms interest in free transfer but has warning over wages

Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed the club are interested in Costa but wages could be an issue.

Costa may be 32, but his availability on a free transfer could prove attractive for West Ham.

Particularly after Moyes admitted at the weekend that money is tight should he want to do any deals this month (FourFourTwo).

West Ham will also be hugely encouraged after transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Sky Sports News the former Chelsea striker would ‘love’ to return to the Premier League and is waiting for offers.

Photo by Catherine Ivill AMA Getty Images

Journalist claims Costa would ‘love’ Prem return and is ‘waiting for offers’

“He would love to return to the Premier League,” Romano told Sky Sports News.

“(Costa) had some bids from Brazilian and Turkish clubs since the after he ended his contract with Atletico Madrid but he decided to wait a bit.

“He hopes to receive some bids from the Premier League. At the moment I don’t have anything confirmed about Wolves. There are a lot of rumours but nothing advanced.

“But for sure, Diego is waiting for a call from the Premier League. He would love to come back, he loves the atmosphere. Let’s see. It will be interesting to have this kind of striker available as a free agent right now.”

Many West Ham fans want Moyes to make big call on striker

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Transfer News

Close