Atletico Madrid next stop for Rui Costa? (1 Viewer)


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Jul 17, 2002
Atletico swoop for Rui Costa

3 August, 2002


Atletico Madrid have confirmed they are preparing a new bid to take Manuel Rui Costa to La Liga.

President Jesus Gil y Gil told ‘Radio Marca’, “Negotiations are ongoing. We are not giving up on the Portuguese star and I am confident that in the next few days we will prevail.”

Rui Costa’s position at Milan has been increasingly shaky over the last few months. A succession of injuries prevented the former Fiorentina man living up to his £27m price tag.

With the arrival of new buys Rivaldo, Clarence Seedorf and Chelsea’s Samuele Dalla Bona, added to Under-21 international Andrea Pirlo, it has become more likely that the veteran will be sold this summer.

Atletico Madrid made their interest in the player clear from the start after an initial contact from Galatasaray.

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Jul 12, 2002
I don't see why Milan should keep him. They have all that talent upfront, Rui Costa didn't play very well last season. Someone (actually 2 or 3 people) is going to have to be the odd man out at Milan, so they would be well served to sell whoever they feel won't make it.

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