Diego Costa says he should join Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window, joining former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa has confirmed he expects to join Chelsea this summer from Atletico Madrid.
The Brazilian born Spain international had a superb season for the Spanish giants, culminating in a UEFA Champions League final and La Liga triumph, and looks set to join Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.
“Why would I have chosen to play for Chelsea? It is a thing that is about to happen,” Costa told Goal.com.
“Things are going in a direction and, if they keep going as they are going, it is the team I will play for in the next season.
“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.”
Costa scored 36 goals in 52 appearances for Atletico Madrid last season, including 27 in 35 league games and eight in nine Champions League matches.
His form in front of goal last term was in stark contrast to Chelsea’s strikers Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba.
Eto’o managed nine Premier League goals, while Torres and Ba scored just five apiece – meaning Costa scored more league goals than the three Blues strikers combined.
“Every year is a different story, nothing is easy in life,” said Costa when queried on the high expectations of him.
“I will have to work a lot to fit in with the style of the Premier League.”
Costa started for Spain in their first match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.