Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has dismissed suggestions that a large squad can cause problems as he prepares to add Diego Costa to his ranks.
Costa, a La Liga winner at the Vicente Calderon Stadium before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2014, will resume his Atletico career in January after Chelsea agreed to sell the striker for £55million plus a possible £5m in add-ons.
The 28-year-old, who may be unveiled at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano before next week's Champions League game against Chelsea, will join a strike-force that already includes Angel Correa, Fernando Torres, Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann.
Diego Simeone dismissed claims Diego Costa's arrival may cause problems at Atletico Madrid
Costa's prayers have been answered and the Chelsea ace is heading to Madrid in a £60m deal
Simeone already has many fine strikers at Atletico, including Antoine Griezmann (right)
But Simeone is adamant that competition is healthy.
'I don't see it as something problematic,' he said. 'On the contrary – important teams grow because of major players, and important players know that there is competition in the big