Chelsea captain John Terry has stated that he believes new signing Diego Costa has all the ingredients to be a success at the Club.
After announcing the £32 million capture of the striker yesterday, Chelsea’s search for a striker is now over thanks to Costa’s arrival. With Fernando Torres’ inconsistency and Samuel Eto’o’s release, coupled with Demba Ba’s departure to Besiktas today, Chelsea were in need of a proven goalscorer.
Costa, who was born in Brazil but represents Spain due to his citizenship, set La Liga alight last season with his goal scoring exploits, including some from spectacular range and is a threat from all over the pitch. He scored 43 goals in 94 appearances for the Spanish club.
And Terry believes all of his attributes combined will make him a huge hit in the Premier League next season.
“First of all, his movement and his strength are really good – I was really surprised by it,” Terry said.
“I think everyone remembers the square-up we had in the first 10 minutes of the first leg of our semi-final game against Atletico Madrid last season, after which I thought, ‘Fair play’.
“He holds the ball up very well, he has got great movement and he is really physical, but he is very clever with his strength and the way he uses his body. I think he could be a very good signing for us.”