The president of Atletico Madrid spoke to the press after the inauguration of the metro station for the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, and he explained that he was hopeful Diego Costa would return to the club in January.

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With a FIFA ban in place until then, the Rojiblancos have had to make do over the summer.

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“We cannot sign anyone until January, hopefully by then Costa and many other will come,” Cerezo said.

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He also did not want to give any hints about how they convinced Diego Simeone to renew.