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Ricardo Costa set for Zaragoza move

SoccerNews in Bundesliga, La Liga 26 Jul 2009

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Portuguese international Ricardo Costa will arrive in Spain on Sunday to sign a four-year contract with newly-promoted Real Zaragoza.

The 28-year-old, who had spent the last two seasons with Wolfsburg, having left Porto for Germany in 2007.

But Costa couldn’t command a first team place as injuries marred his stay at current Bundesliga champions, following impressive performances for the side.

However, the Costa revealed he had offers to leave at the end of the season, but insisted that his club would decide his future, and Wolfsburg have agreed a fee believed to be in the region of 2m euros for the six-time Portugal international to move to La Romareda.

“Everything is done between me and the club, and between the two clubs,” Costa told Maisfutebol. “Tomorrow (Sunday) I leave for Spain and hopefully I’ll be in training on Monday.

“The club’s project is interesting. Zaragoza want to be in the top places in the best league in the world and fight for the Europa League. It is a historic and ambitious club and I just hope to not have any more injuries. I had two good seasons in Wolfsburg which could have been better had it not been for the physical problems I had.”

The move to Spain could also provide Costa with the exposure needed to further his international career. Having been involved with the Seleccao under Luiz Felipe Scolari, the stopper is yet to feature for his country since the appointment of Carlos Queiroz.

“I want to be a good option, despite the fact that it is a strong group. I know I have quality and can be a part of the squad. I thought about it when considering the move to Zaragoza. I will be closer to Portugal and hope to be seen.”

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