Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa finally confirmed his £32million move to Chelsea on a five-year deal and said “I hope to win many trophies” with his new club.
The two clubs agreed a fee for the 25-year-old Brazil-born forward, who played for Spain at the World Cup finals in his homeland, before the tournament started last month.
However Costa has now sealed the switch to Stamford Bridge with the Blues confirming the news in a statement on their official website on Tuesday evening.
The forward will now link up with Jose Mourinho’s squad on their pre-season European training camp next week and he is already targeting success with the Londoners having helped Atletico to their first Spanish title since 1996 and the Champions League final last season with 35 goals.
“I am very happy to sign for Chelsea,” said Costa.
“Everybody knows it is a big club in a very competitive league, and I am very excited to get started in England with a fantastic coach and team-mates.
“Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining.
“I would like to thank everybody at Atletico who made me into the player I am, it was an incredible time for me, but now I am starting a new adventure and I hope to win many trophies with Chelsea.”
Chelsea are 2.80 to win the Premier League next season, while they can be backed at 11.00 to lift the Champions League trophy.