Diego Costa writes emotional message to Chelsea fans after sealing Atletico Madrid return
Diego Costa thanked Chelsea for three “remarkable” and unforgettable years as he bid farewell to the Premier League champions.
Costa, 28, will return to Atletico Madrid in January after his move from Chelsea was finalised on Tuesday.
The Spain striker leaves Chelsea in a deal worth a reported €60 million after three campaigns, two of which ended with the league title.
Words from Diego Costa
“Two championship titles, a Community Shield, 120 matches, 59 goals and 24 assists later this cycle has ended. Not the way I would have wanted – far from it – but the best way possible.
“The wonderful fans of such equally admirable club and all team mates, as well as all clinical, administrative and logistics staff will remain forever in my mind and in my heart.
“Will bring them with me with the certainty that I will always be by their side as well, and I’m sure they will understand the reason why this cycle of mine has now ended – because I could not lose faith in myself.
“Thank you Chelsea for everything!”
Diego da Silva
Diego da Silva Costa, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the
Spain national team. Wikipedia
Born: 7 October 1988 (age 28), Lagarto, Sergipe, Brazil
Height: 1.86 m
Weight: 87 kg
Salary: 7.8 million GBP (2014)
Nationality: Brazilian, Spanish
Current teams: Chelsea F.C. (#19 / Forward), Spain national football team (Forward)