I think Benteke would be a very decent signing. Good age, decent record, and would suit our style very well. Would have no problems forking out 50 million of Moshri's money for him.
No way it would be as low as £50m by the wa@Ross
, RE: Loan. It makes more sense for Atletico to pay for Costa and loan him out more than it does to just come in for him next year.
The loan fee for a player of this level is going to be big. It could be as much as £10m towards the £30m fee. Thats a MASSIVE incentive.
The risk of injury is the same whether the buy him now/loan him for 6 months/12months/dont buy him till next year. The risk doesnt change for them if this is a player they want to bring in over the next 12 months.
They get to choose where as well. Chelsea could send him to las palmas - but then be cuptied for the copa del rey. They could send him to a CL club and cup tie him for that. (Obviously Costa would reject the latter for that reason, but then he is stuck at Chelsea and not getting fit).
Anyway i look at this i think Atletico would be better served in controlling this.