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Costa signs for 12th club of his career with Gremio

Veteran striker Diego Costa, 35, has found a new home after a brief spell without a club. 

The Brazilian leaves Botafogo, where he spent only four months, and joins Gremio as his 12th professional club.

This marks another twist in his whirlwind journey, which has seen him play for four different teams in less than two and a half years.

While his recent goal-scoring record of 11 goals in 66 matches across the last three seasons might raise eyebrows (including just one Premier League goal with Wolves), Costa’s talent and past achievements shouldn’t be forgotten.

He carved his name in Europe with Atletico Madrid, leading them to La Liga glory, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Super Cup. 

Their unforgettable run even included a Champions League final appearance. His impressive performances earned him a high-profile move to Chelsea for £32 million in 2014.

During his London years, Costa delivered trophy success again, adding two Premier League titles and a League Cup to his collection.

He found the net an impressive 52 times in 83 appearances for the Blues.

On the international stage, Costa started with Brazil but switched allegiance to Spain, where he made 24 appearances and scored 10 goals.

While his recent form might suggest a decline, Gremio are hoping his experience and leadership can add firepower to their attack. 

Only time will tell if Costa can recapture his past brilliance and add another chapter to his eventful career.