Most times we find ourselves overlooking other important factors other than wages and fees involved when it comes to the transfer of a player.
While it is almost certain that Diego Costa’s transfer to Chelsea is all but done, especially since the last interview granted by Diego Simeone all but confirmed the fact that something was in the offing; it is important to consider other things that might affect or cause the transfer to breakdown.
Chelsea are by far one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and most players will give whatever it takes to lace their boost for the Blues. However, what many of us have failed to take into consideration is the issue of the player’s happiness. Will Costa build the kind of relationship he has succeeded in building at his current club?
Mourinho is without doubt one of the best managers in the world, and has a pedigree when it comes to bringing the best out of any player; but players too have their roles to play when it comes to having a solid relationship with the team as a whole.
What Diego Simeone has succeeded in doing at a club like Atletico is something that can be described as exceptional. He has been able to turn most of the players into world beaters who are ready to die for the shirt. Most people had thought Atletico would struggle after Radamel Falcao was sold to Monaco last summer, but that was not to be as the manager was able to rebuild his team around 25 year old Costa who has been in exceptional form since the start of the season.
One of the things we want to avoid in Chelsea is a situation where Costa becomes another Fernando Torres who was one of the most dangerous strikers in the EPL before signing for us. Not that Torres was mismanaged by anyone, but because the player had to deal with the pressure that came along with his huge transfer fee as well as other issues. The Telegraph reports that the player is likely to command a transfer fee totalling £80 Million, and that is a lot of money.
One of the secrets behind Costa’s great season is the fact that he is settled in Madrid, and has a group of players he has built a relationship around. Things like these should be taken into consideration in order to get the best out of him.
The player is quite settled in the Spanish capital as revealed in a video shown by AS, and that is what our priority should as we expect one of the hottest football properties in Europe to join us in the summer.