Diego Costa has always been someone that has played on the edge, sometimes even crossing the line on the field.
He is a terrible opponent to have, but a wonderful person to have on your side. His team mates always praise him while his rivals cannot stand the sight of him.
In spite of playing a crucial role in Chelsea’s last two Premier league triumphs, Costa has constantly been flirting with the idea of returning to Spain.
He first made his name with Atletico Madrid, when he scores a bucket full of goals en route to their historic La liga triumph. Costa is fondly remembered in Madrid, as the fans remember his role in the club’s recent history.
Costa’s future was put in doubt when Tianjin Quanjian bid 70 million for him in the January transfer window. That turned his head, as the striker seriously considered moving to China.
Antonio Conte says he told Diego Costa in January that he was finished at Chelsea https://t.co/5WZM8y5Puz
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) July 21, 2017
Conte changed his mind then, but was still looking at getting another striker in the summer transfer window.
Reportedly, Conte texted Costa after the season ended and told him to look for a new club. Unsurprisingly, Costa was unimpressed.
And now Conte has confirmed his departure from the club, as he told the press that he is no longer interested in talking about Costa.
“I don’t like to talk about players who are not here,” Conte said.
“The only thing I can tell you [is that] in January, the Costa situation was very clear, for the club for him and his agent.
“For me the situation is closed.”