Costa Lot! Chelsea Makes More than £26m Selling Diego Costa Back to Atletico Madrid


You can say what you like about the suits at Chelsea – but they know how to strike a good deal.

They bought Diego Costa from Atletico for £32m three years ago. In that time, the Spain international striker made 89 appearances, scored 52 goals, lodged 16 assists and won two Premier League titles and a League Cup.

Now they’re selling the want-away star back to Atletico for a cool £58.2m. That’s a pretty handy profit for a player Antonio Conte wanted to get rid of anyway.

And Costa doesn’t care. He gets what he wants – and he’s had an extended vacation for good measure.

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