Spaniard Confirms He’s Set To Make €40m Chelsea Move
Striker Diego Costa has confirmed he’s set to complete a €40m move to Chelsea and claims he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Diego Costa opens up about his pending move to Chelsea.
Diego Costa has confirmed he’s set to complete a €40m move to Chelsea and claims he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play in the Premier League for ‘one of the greatest clubs in the world’, according to reports today.
The Spanish hitman has just enjoyed his best ever season with his 36 goals helping Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title and narrowly miss out on a historic double after losing in the final of the Champions League to Real Madrid.
His sensational form alerted Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and the Blues are understood to have sealed a deal shortly after they met Atletico in the Semi finals of the Champions League back in May.
Newspaper reports suggest that during a meeting in London, Chelsea made it clear they were willing to meet the strikers €40m (£32m) release clause and personal terms with Costa were soon agreed.
The transfer wasn’t officially completed before the striker headed off to Brazil for this summers World Cup where he’s leading the attack for Spain, but the 25-year-old has now spoken out for the first time about why he’s decided to join Chelsea and claims one of the main reasons was to play in the Premier League for one of the best clubs in the world.
“Why would I have chosen to play for Chelsea? It is a thing that is about to happen,” Costa told Goal.
“Things are going in a direction and, if they keep going as they are going, it is the team I will play for in the next season.
“I’ve wanted to play in the Premier League for a while. Chelsea are one of the greatest clubs of the world so there are many factors that make you take a decision like this.”
“Every year is a different story, nothing is easy in life, I will have to work a lot to fit in with the style of the Premier League.”
So although the newspapers have had Costa down as a Chelsea player for weeks, it will be comforting for Blues fans to hear if from the horses mouth, so to speak. The Brazilian-born striker is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now and his signing will be a major coup for Jose Mourinho once it’s formally announced.
The Portuguese coach made no secret of his lack of faith in his strikers last season as Dambe Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o all failed to find the back of the net on a consistent basis throughout the course of the year, so Mourinho will be hoping Costa will be the missing piece in his jigsaw.
With the club recently completing the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, there’s no doubt Chelsea have done the most impressive business in the transfer window so far and with the squad Mourinho is building at Stamford Bridge, it’s easy to see why they are many people’s early favourites to win the title next season.
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