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In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Hull City footballer Dean Windass has made a claim about Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of signing Diego Costa.
The Spanish forward is currently available for free transfer, having been released for Atlético de Madrid recently, and was He suggested that after his departure, Tottenham Hotspur could be one of the teams interested in the former Chelsea player, who has scored 181 goals during his career so far.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed many successes in the Premier League before, contributing 52 goals and 18 assists in 89 appearances in the top flight during his time with the Blues.
Can you see Costa join the Spurs?
He was extremely impressive when he worked with José Mourinho in the 2014/15 Premier League season as he coached 20 goals and three assists in 26 appearances in the top flight, so he clearly enjoys working with the Portuguese coach.
Here’s what Windass had to say about the possibility of the Spurs signing Costa when he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“The problem is that he said: ‘I would not like to go to Tottenham because I know that Harry Kane will be the main forward.’ So do you want to go there and be a secondary player or do you want to go play for the remaining two or three years of your Premier League career? “
Considering Harry Kane’s sensational start to the season, it seems unlikely that Costa would want to join the Spurs, as he is unlikely to be a regular starter on the Spurs side.
While perhaps he could play a Plan B target man role similar to what Fernando Llorente did with Mauricio Pochettino, the Spanish forward would surely demand regular first-team football at this point in his career.
In addition, JoseMourinho has Carlos Vinicius waiting in the bands as Kane’s backing, and with the Brazilian grabbing a hat-trick in his last gameEven if it was against the 8th Division Marine, he has shown that if Spurs ever need to bring in another forward to accompany or replace Kane, then he could be the man to provide a threat.
So, as Windass suggests, it’s hard to see Costa join the Spurs as a free agent any time soon, as he will surely expect to be a first-team regular wherever he ends up.
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