Back with Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa says all's well that ends well

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Diego Costa is the latest star to wave goodbye to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea agreeing to sell the Spanish striker to Atletico Madrid for £53m.

"Miguel (Angel Gil Marin, Atletico's CEO) made a great effort and I am very grateful for that, both to him and the club".

The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.

The 28-year-old refused to make a return to Premier League champions Chelsea this season claiming that Antonio Conte did not want him in his squad.

Atletico and Chelsea announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian-born striker to the Spanish club.

The deal was worth 60 million euros ($71.3m), according to AS, while Marca said Atletico will pay 55m euros with a further 10m euros in add-ons.

Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in July 2014 for 32 million pounds ($41.2 million at the time) on a five-year deal. He comes to be a victor and we will all be better with him in the team.

CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - FILE - In this Saturday, May 27, 2017 file photo, Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring his team's equalizer during their English FA Cup final soccer match against Arsenal at the Wembley stadium in London.

The Spaniard scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season to help Chelsea win the title. "I am very happy".

Although he will not be able to play until January due to Atletico's transfer embargo, Costa is raring to go at a place he calls home.

Costa has not played for 98 days, his last game was for Spain in a World Cup qualifier against Macedonia in June.



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