Chelsea’s Diego Costa is reportedly weighing a move back to Spain after he is thought to be having a difficult time setting in London. Spanish newspaper outlet Marca reporter had this to say regarding the player.
” “The problem is that he has not settled in London – the wet English climate, the language, the food.
“All these are key factors in Costa having contacted the Atletico de Madrid board – with whom he enjoys an excellent relationship – with a view to coming home, to the
club he joined at the age of 17 and where he was a big star by the age of 25.
“The player is even prepared to take a drop in salary. When he went to Chelsea he earned double what he got at Atletico, almost €7 million per season net, and he knows full well that Atletico de Madrid cannot match that.”
It would seem ludicrous for Chelsea to sell Diego Costa after the £32 million striker flourished in his first season in England. However, Spanish publication Marca report that the Brazilian-born Spanish international is homesick and has made contact with Atletico Madrid over a return to Spain.
According to the Guardian, though, Chelsea will not entertain any offers for Costa. And the Daily Telegraph says any unhappiness is purely down to frustration over his hamstring injuries, rather than not wanting to play in the Premier League anymore. With so much business being done between the two clubs, Chelsea and Atletico maybe Diego Costa’s return to Spain isn’t as far-fetched as first imagined.