São Paulo champion with Tricolor in 2021, the defender is seen as one of the great assets in a possible future sale
São Paulo finished this Saturday (7) its preparation for the game against Fortaleza, which takes place this Sunday (8), at 7 pm, away from home, for the 5th round of the Brazilian Championship. In addition to the last training session, Tricolor also took advantage of the day to announce the renewal of the contract with Diego Costa, who had a bond until April 2023. Holder with Ceni, the defender is also seen as one of the great assets in a possible future sale.
Diego Costa has signed a new contract valid until the end of December 2025, as São Paulo are eyeing the reopening of the European transfer window. With the need to make sales in the middle of the year, the management’s movement has been the extension of the contracts of those who can receive offers, which gives Tricolor greater power in negotiations. In an interview with the Club’s official website, the football director, Carlos Belmonte, guaranteed ‘protection’ to Cotia.
The manager reinforced the importance of valuing the players who come up from the base of São Paulo, who have represented on the field in recent seasons due to the difficulty of making signings: “We are working hard on valuing the boys of our base, always based on their merit . The athlete rises, has opportunity, our support, and is naturally valued when he reaches an important position in the squad, like Diego Costa”, declared Belmonte.
At 22 years old, the defender has been at Tricolor since he was 15 years old, being part of the 2019 Copa São Paulo conquest. with three goals scored. Now, São Paulo turns its attention to Igor Gomes, who has a contract until March 2023, as the midfielder was a recent target in the national and international market, in addition to being one of Rogério Ceni’s trusted men.