Chelsea announced on their official website on Thursday that they had agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the sale of striker Diego Costa after a long-running summer saga, and Blues fans were quick to have their say on the move.
A transfer away from Stamford Bridge has been in the offing ever since manager Antonio Conte told the Spain international by text in June that he wasn’t going to be part of his plans this season, despite the fact that he was the west London outfit’s top goalscorer as they won the Premier League title last term.
In total, the 28-year-old netted 59 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, winning two English top flight titles and one League Cup in his three years in the capital.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the centre-forward’s departure via social media, and while some declared that they were “so happy” with the news, others were unsure whether it was “good or bad”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Anyone else actually sad he's actually leaving. Despite everything that's happened. Man was a beast.
— MajesticMorata (@_MajesticMorata) September 21, 2017
we'll miss him
— liam (@fitzycfc) September 21, 2017
Thanks for the good memories, shame it all ended like this! #CFC
— ᒪ3ahpar (@l3ahpar) September 21, 2017
Adios Diego it was fun while it lasted ✌
— Bella 👑 (@HazardsPuta) September 21, 2017
It's unfortunate he's leaving! Was a brilliant player, but considering the circumstances the club is getting a good deal!
— Pushkar Pathak (@pushkar_rko) September 21, 2017
I don't know if this is good or bad 🙄🙁
— Zoe Taylor (@ZTChelsea17) September 21, 2017
I'm actually so happy that the club have backed the manager over the player this time. Shown a lot of faith in Conte by getting rid of Costa https://t.co/nzAUccjFjM
— Aziz (@SimplyLampard) September 21, 2017