In what is the very latest in a string of recent comments from Diego Costa, the Chelsea striker has revealed that he wants to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Sky Sports.
This news will come as no surprise to fans at Stamford Bridge, as Costa hasn’t been shy in expressing his desire to leave the club.
Earlier this summer, it was revealed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told Costa that he would not be needed at the club any longer, via text message. This was seemingly the final nail in the coffin for Costa’s Chelsea career and he is now looking to head back to the club that he left three years ago.
However, Atletico Madrid’s recent transfer ban means that if the 28-year-old does head back to the Spanish capital, he will be ineligible to play for them until January 2018.
Following Costa’s revelation that he wishes to return to Atletico, Chelsea fans took to Twitter to have their say…
If Costa wants to leave then let him go.. thanks for the memories but if you want to go then go..
— MarkCFC (@CFC_1985) June 22, 2017
— Kris Reid (@KrisTatco) June 22, 2017
The sooner he goes the better
— Peter byrne (@dubpet) June 22, 2017
£53m for a striker who gives away the ball more times than he passes is a good deal. @ChelseaFC #costa#cfc
— ConteDisciple (@ConteDisciple) June 22, 2017
Every transfer window since he arrived at Chelsea he has said he wants to return to Atletico Madrid! Bye Bye
— Gareth Roberts (@spycatcher98) June 22, 2017
He can go
— Lucky Nota (@LuckyNota) June 22, 2017