Costa ‘open minded’ over quitting Chelsea for Atletico return

Date published: Friday 11th December 2015 10:06

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits he is “open” about a return to former club Atletico Madrid, admitting “you never know” what might happen in football.

The 27-year-old Spain international has struggled for goals this season and was recently dropped to the bench after failing to recapture his excellent first-season form for the Blues.

Costa’s frustrations were laid bare at Tottenham almost a fortnight ago when he threw his substitutes bib at manager Jose Mourinho, after warming up in the second half but not taking to the field.

He has since apologised for his actions, but Costa’s start in the win over Porto on Wednesday was his first in three matches.

Asked about whether he could return to Atletico on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Costa said: “You never know.

“Look at how well Filipe Luis is doing. Life is full of surprises. I always wish Atletico the best and always follow them and support them from afar.”

Brazil international Luis also struggled at Chelsea but returned to Spain in the summer in a £16m deal.

Costa moved from the Vicente Calderon to Stamford Bridge in a £32m deal in the summer of 2014 and scored 20 goals in 27 appearances in call competitions.

But as Chelsea have imploded in the Premier League, sitting 14th and 14 points short of the top-four following eight defeats in 15 games, Costa has found the net only four times in 19 games.

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    Chelsea striker Diego Costa is “open” about a return to former club Atletico Madrid, admitting “you never know” what might happen.

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    I think quite a lot of Chelsea supporters are also open minded about him leaving



    Costa also came out when he apologised over his behaviour with the bib and stated he had a good relationship with Jose and backed him to be the man to get us out of trouble

    My personal view is that the press just try to pick up on anything they can to imply more issues at Chelsea. If costa got back to scoring goals as he did last season why would we want him to leave…? KTBFFH


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    No player rules anything out when questioned and why would they. Much ado about nothing imo by the media certainly in respect of this season without AM agree to let us have Griezman in exchange in January which looks equally unlikely imo.


    Boring story, typical English press. Costa said he apologized about throwing bib


    Just want him to make his silky sexy runs that got him so many goals last season. I joke about him liking a pie, but when on song he’s difficult to handle. Hoping the second half of the season he finds the net regularly. Do think that a most of the guys who had fantastic seasons last year have struggled this time around. Second season syndrome is affecting lots of players.

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