Atletico Madrid Finally Unveil Diego Costa And Vitolo

Diego Costa will reunite with his former team and coach Diego Simeone

"#A├║paAtleti #BienvenidoDiegoCosta", Atletico tweeted on Sunday while unveiling the striker at the Wanda Metropolitano.

However, the move has now been officially concluded and Costa admits he is desperate to return to action, as he has not played competitively since the end of last season.

And he made clear his delight at the opportunity to once again play for the club where he made his name before a switch to Stamford Bridge in 2014.

The starting line-up included just four Ahly players, while Atletico fielded most of their stars including Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann, who was introduced in the second half.

I didn't learn English, which is a bit of a shame.

Without the services of Costa, Chelsea look set to lose their Premier League crown to Manchester City and Conte says they already need to start thinking about being ready to fight them next season.

A deal was agreed with him to return to former club Atletico back in September, but he has had to wait to seal the switch, due to their transfer ban.

"I was very well, the people, the fans, the teammates have helped me a lot. It's a great club and there are only good memories".

"I thank the club for the efforts to bring me back here", the 29-year-old told reporters.

Speaking after Atletico's 3-2 friendly win against Al Ahly in Alexandria Saturday, Simeone said: "We have worked hard to bring Griezmann and Costa and hopefully we keep him for a period".

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