If you all don’t know it yet, Diego Costa’s biography is about to be released!
Penned down by the Spanish writer Fran Guillen, everyone awaits the story of the Spanish Striker impatiently. Although, there are few extracts that have already been released from the book and I am going to share one of the extracts from this biography that is sure to bring a smile on the faces of Chelsea fans.
You know how Costa joined Chelsea in the summer window last year, right? Well, as it turns out, an agreement was already made between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea a year in advance! And not only that, we also reportedly blocked Costa’s move to Liverpool in 2013, so that we can bring the Striker to Stamford Bridge a year later!
Here’s the extract:
“Liverpool were quickest off the mark, offering €25m (£17m) for the Brazilian and triggering the release clause in his contract. However, Jose Mourinho, recently returned to Chelsea, had also identified Costa as a primary target, a Didier Drogba-style centre-forward around whom he could forge a new winning machine. The Portuguese coach had watched Costa since he first arrived at Braga, and had felt the force of the striker during his breakout season close-up as manager of Real Madrid.
“However, Mourinho had yet to persuade the owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, to accelerate his rebuilding plans. In both acquiring new players and moving others on, the process would be gradual. For example, Benfica’s Nemanja Matic, another immediate target for the new manager, would have to wait until January 2014.
“If Costa could not be signed now, a strategy was needed to ensure he was delayed, and not diverted. Chelsea and Mourinho made their case to Costa and Atletico: turn down Liverpool now and we will sign you – for more money – in 12 months.
“Samuel Eto’o was the stop-gap acquisition. Behind the scenes, Costa was lined up for summer 2014, in negotiations aimed at making all parties happy for the season ahead. On August 14, the club renewed Costa’s contract, doubling the salary and extending until June 2018. The release clause also went up, and the understanding was that the new season would be Costa’s last for Los Colchoneros.”
Source – StandardUK
So, we actually trolled Liverpool over the signing of Diego Costa! Wow! That’s got to be the best thing ever, even better than the Willian to Tottenham thing, and that’s saying something!
Wait, wait, that’s not it! While Costa racked up 20 goals to help us win the Premier League title, Liverpool instead managed to sign Mario Balotelli! How did that panned our Brendan Rodgers?
Seriously folks, this is got to be the most trollish thing we ever did as a club!
I just wonder what’s going on amongst those Scousers after hearing this painful and embarrassing story! Has Brendan Rodgers not being sacked yet?
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