Manchester City Will Not Sign Diego Costa

Manchester City will not be bringing Diego Costa in on a free agent, according to BBC reporter Simon Stone. 

Manchester City Won’t Sign Free Agent Diego Costa

Costa Has Been a Free Agent Since December

Diego Costa will not join Manchester City in the January transfer window, despite being available on a free agent.

The Spanish striker has been without a club since December 2020 after being released by Atletico Madrid.

Costa fell out of favour at Atletico after the arrival of Luis Suarez. He has been on the lookout for a new club since, with Wolverhampton Wanderers one Premier League to have shown interest.

Manchester City Short on Strikers

Manchester City have had problems in the striker department all season.

Sergio Aguero has struggled with injuries and the form of Gabriel Jesus has left a hole in the Manchester City attack.

Defensive stability has been the key to City’s strong form in the absence of a consistent striker.

Costa Could Offer City Experience 

Costa is a proven Premier League goal-scorer having netted over 50 times during his time at Chelsea.

He also has experience in the Champions League, having featured in the 2013/14 final. Reports had linked City with a short-term move for the Striker.

No Deadline Day Incomings For City

It is expected that City will not make any additions to their squad on deadline day after previous links to David Alaba and Edin Dzeko were also ruled out.

The Blues are still competing on four fronts and will enter the latter stage of the season with their current squad.

Departures from the Etihad are expected, with defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis to move on loan to Championship side Blackburn.

Jayden Braaf will join Serie A side Udinese on loan, but the move will not include an option to buy.

City lead the Premier League by four points and have a game in hand.

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