Diego Costa is better than Neymar and Eden Hazard, says Atletico Madrid team-mate Filipe Luis

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

The Brazilian forward has returned to the Spanish club three years after departing for Chelsea, where he was part of a team that won two Premier League titles.

A protracted chase has seen a £57 million deal put in place, with Atletico set to push the agreement through once their transfer ban is lifted in January.

"I have to make things uncomfortable for him because if he feels comfortable, you're dead". Neymar and [Eden] Hazard are awesome talents, but the player who gave me most trophies was Diego Costa.

'He always scores the opening goal.

Well, according to one of Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid teammates, that appears to be exactly what the French global was up to during the early stages of last summer.

The 30-year-old provided another timely reminder of his vast ability during the worldwide break, netting a hat-trick as Argentina crucially beat Ecuador 3-1 to avoid an embarrassing failure to qualify for the World Cup.

It appeared at one stage over the summer that the France global could be moving on, but interest from the likes of Manchester United eventually came to nothing and the 26-year-old committed to a new five-year contract.

"He's a kid who speaks very clearly", the former Chelsea defender told El Mundo. Then they get more attention.

"In the end, for all the talk about other clubs, he always wanted to stay here and he is still here, happy and liking it".

"I know that amount sounds insane, but it is good that money is paid for players because it shows that a player can generate that value". A player of his size wants to be up with the biggest in terms of contract and value. And he can probably stay a long time. We hope the fans understand this and everything gets back to normal, although he has been scoring goals, and goals cure everything.