Diego Costa will not be able to pull on the red-and-white stripes of Atlético Madrid until January, as a result of the club's transfer ban. The Brazil-born Spain international is working at full capacity to ensure he is match-fit when the time comes to make his second debut.
Costa worked hard by Profe Ortega
Costa is working at the Cerro del Espino stadium, which Atlético reserves share with lower-league side Rayo Majadahonda, with notoriously demanding fitness coach Profe Ortega.
And on top of that, the 29-year-old is working out gyms owned by his Atleti team-mate Fernando Torres.
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