Rayo swoop for Atleti forward Costa
Rayo Vallecano have signed Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa on loan until the end of the season.
The Brazilian forward will stay at Rayo until June 30 but the Madrid-based club do not have an option to purchase him on a permanent deal.
Costa made 28 La Liga appearances for Atleti last season, scoring six times, but has seen his chances restricted in the current campaign.
His move across Madrid represents a chance for the 23-year-old to enjoy regular first-team football before returning to Vicente Calderon.
Costa first joined Atleti in 2007 and, following three loan spells and a permanent move to Real Valladolid, returned to the club in 2010.