Diego Costa seems to have lost his footing in 2017, scoring just once since the turn of the year, with the Spaniard seemingly affected by a crazy January that involved links to China, a fall-out with boss Antonio Conte and a mysterious back injury.
However, it seems that is all in the past now as The Sun states Costa will sign a new five-year deal worth a whopping £220k-a-week at Stamford Bridge, which will see the 28-year-old become Chelsea’s highest-earning player and seal his place in the top-five highest paid players in the Premier League.
It marks a real change in situation for Costa, with many previously expecting the former Atletico Madrid man to be moved on this summer- with a return to Spain a possibility, along with a switch to the lucrative financial fields of the Far East.
Given the situation and controversy that has embroiled Costa during his time in English football, a five-year deal is quite surprising and the fans have been sharing their thoughts on social media.
— omz (@outchealdn) February 14, 2017
— ????Ndu™ (@NdubezeN) February 14, 2017
@Chelsea_HQ Good news in the interim but it means nothing if a big transfer offer comes in. Sign up Aguero or Dybala.
— Toza Radu (@tradu81) February 14, 2017
New improved 5 year contract for Costa?
A means of achieving the highest price possible from China perhaps?
— FidiShadesOfBlue (@DeBeardo) February 15, 2017
Diego Costa pulled a Rooney. Unconfirmed reports say He's signed a new contract making him Chelsea's highest paid player. Well played ????????????.
— Rotimi Akinbiyi (@TimiFrost) February 15, 2017
I hope this Diego Costa new contract rumour is true
— yung G (@yung_g0d_) February 15, 2017
— James Manton (@JMantonPPNI) February 15, 2017
Hope rumours of a new Costa contract are true – want him fully focused & uber-motivated 4 rest of season.
— fabregas' magic hat (@herecomestroy) February 15, 2017
Costa should no sign any contract, that man should go to his China
— SHeyilaOnTheMix (@SHeyilaSnr) February 15, 2017
Costa resigning contract makes me happy 🙂
— Carefree (@hismajesty_8) February 15, 2017
eden should be on his bike especially if Costa gets a new contract. the club aren't serious at all.
— keisha (@keishadvs) February 15, 2017
Even if Costa signs a new contract, I still want to sign a new striker. Would love Lukaku back at Chelsea
— CFC Éire (@CFC_Eire) February 14, 2017