Diego Costa has spoken for the first time about his much anticipated £32 million move to Chelsea, who he says are one of the best clubs in the world. The Atletico Madrid striker was expected to sign before the World Cup 2014, but it is expected to happen once the tournament concludes.
Costa is seen as the missing link for Chelsea after the blues struggled throughout last season with the likes of Fernando Torres misfiring in front of goal. The Brazil born Spanish international has scored more than 35 goals last season. He recently stated that it looks like he’ll be playing for Chelsea next campaign. He has now elaborated on this interview and has finally confirmed that a Chelsea move is on the cards. He said:
“It (the transfer) is a thing that is about to happen. 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.”
Costa started from the Spanish team in the 5-1 hammering in the hands of Netherlands. Even though he won the penalty that led to Spain’s only goal, it was a largely frustrating afternoon for the 25-year-old. Spain are in danger of missing out on the knockout stages after their group opponents Chile managed to get a win against Australia. Regarding Spain’s qualification aspirations, Costa said:
“It was a tough loss, but a match like this happens here and then. There is a positive side which is that we still have a chance, so we have to keep our heads up because there are two finals to be played.”
Costa will be one of the several players to come from Spanish league in the 2014 transfer window. Chelsea have already signed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, while it is believed that were also in negotiations to bring in Tiago and Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.