Diego Costa is prepared to miss six months of football to secure a move to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea despite their transfer ban, according to Marca.
The Spain forward has revealed how Antonio Conte informed him he was not needed next season at Stamford Bridge, though La Furia Roja boss Julen Lopetegui has insisted the 28-year-old’s place at next summer’s World Cup will not be in jeopardy.
Atletico will put together a special preseason training programme that will last until January, when Costa can be registered, in the ultimate sacrifice for Diego Simeone.
Thus, there is a plan to maintain his fitness during the layoff, putting concerns on the club side at ease, but what about for country?
La Furia Roja boss Julen Lopetegui insists Costa’s place at the 2018 World Cup will not be in jeopardy due to this situation.
Well, as good as he is/was, it’s time for him to leave after all that has happened in the last few weeks. So goodbye, Costa. Will miss your goals but not your antics.