Diego Costa: I Have No Problem at Chelsea
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he is not hostile to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. This was said after Chelsea confirmed a deal with Atletico Madrid related sales Costa.
Chelsea announced on Thursday (9/21/2017) that they have agreed to sell the Spanish national team player to Atletico. The Blues will release it with a transfer fee of more than 50 million pounds sterling (Rp 905 billion), depending on personal agreement and medical test results.
The cost above is almost as big as the price of Real Madrid player Alvaro Morata who brought Chelsea this summer. Morata, who was prepared to replace Costa, came with a price tag of 58 million pounds sterling.
The price of Costa remains expensive because last season he scored 20 goals in 35 appearances. He also played a role in bringing the Blues Premier League champions 2016/2017 season.
The 28-year-old refused to return to the Chelsea training center, the Cobham Training Center in August despite failing to return to his old club. Since appearing in the FA Cup final in May, Costa chose to go home to his hometown in Brazil.
“Nothing like there, I’m not upset with anyone, I have no disappointment to anyone, everything is cool,” Costa told Splash News in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He spent four years at Atletico before joining Chelsea in July 2014. Los Rojiblancos activated a 32 million pounds sterling Costa buy-out clause at the time.
With Chelsea then he scored 59 goals in 120 games. Costa also won two English League titles and one League Cup which made him one of the fans’ favorite players.
“Everyone also knows how much I love the fans,” he said when asked if he has messages for fans of the club.