After months of rumors, Atlético Madrid have finally spent big on a striker, acquiring proven La Liga goalscorer Kevin Gameiro for €32m + €5m in add-ons from Sevilla.
Almost €30m for a 29-year-old? But that's none of our business. The part that we care about is Gameiro not being Diego Costa.
€32m + €5m in variables for Gameiro. Not the first choice of Simeone - that was Diego Costa - but not a bad second one by any means.— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) July 30, 2016
In addition to the cash, Atléti also sent young Luciano Vietto the other way on a loan with an option to buy, making this a pretty good deal for them.
This is sure to spell the end for rumors of a return for Costa to the Spanish capital for the next, oh, 5-10 minutes, or his next Instagram post, whichever comes first.