Atletico Madrid's decision to sell Jackson Martinez after just six months raised a few eyebrows, but it also raised an awful lot of money—around €42 million, which they'll have to reinvest in a new striker over the summer.
Media reports have continually linked Los Rojiblancos with a move for former forward Diego Costa, now with Chelsea. Marca suggested it would be the "dream" for the Vicente Calderon hierarchy to lure the naturalised Spanish forward back to the club in summer. Enrique Cerezo also told Deportes COPE (h/t Marca) that the club would do "everything in our power" to bring Costa back, but Atletico should be looking beyond horizons already visited.
Here, we identify five forwards from around Europe who might better fit Atletico's needs, given the demands placed on them and the current squad available to Diego Simeone.