Diego Costa: Yes, I’m Leaving, But Not To China, This Is My Plan…
Antonio Conte has informed Diego Costa he is no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge. However, the Spaniard is already looking forward to next year’s World Cup and has expressed his desire to play first-team football.
The Spanish international scored 22 goals in the just concluded season helping Antonio Conte win the Premier League title in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge and in England. However, he couldn’t do enough to help win Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
The 28-year-old fell out with his Italian manager at Chelsea mid-way through the season amid rumours he was subject to interest from the Chinese Super League.
And a few days back, Conte sent the Spanish forward a text message to tell him his days at Stamford Bridge are over, and Costa is already contemplating rejoining his former Spanish club Atletico Madrid this summer.
Costa scored the winning goal for his country as they beat Macedonia in their latest World Cup qualifier and he confirmed he would indeed leave the premier league and could return to Spain with Atletico, but definitely not China.
John Terry is also leaving the Stamford Bridge club this summer and the premier league champions have been able to sign only Scottish teenager Billy Gilmour from Rangers.