Refuses to acknowledge existence of Ukraine
- Jun 17, 2017
For what it's worth Costa only signed the deal to get Porto extra cash, not out of loyalty, he'd be gone tomorrow if someone stumped up the cash.I don't think any club that isn't one of the richest in the world will be forking out 75m for a keeper, Barca are broke, Real have Courtois, PSG have Donnaruma, Liverpool have Alisson, City have Ederson and Bayern won't drop that much on a GK.
Could perhaps see Spurs signing Oblak and Atletico signing Costa but I doubt Spurs would pay what Atletico would want for Oblak, even if Oblak would agree to go to Spurs in the first place.
I agree that Costa looks good (I've only seen highlights tbf) but I think we're in a decent position to wait on the GK front at the moment having seen Costa himself sign a new deal with Porto, meaning he's probably happy to wait a few years, De Gea improving on what ETH wants him to and being young enough to persist with for 3 years.
The most unlikely thing to happen is for Vitek to "make it" and become a starter here, in that case 75m for a 26 year old Costa in 2025 would then be great business as he'd have a lot more experience, and we'd have hopefully sorted out attack and midfield out by then.
He's the real deal for me and I do think United should go all in for him, but definitely not at the expense of a striker.