Diego Costa has fuelled speculation about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea this summer by wearing the club’s shirt to a street party in Brazil.
Fan account Forza Atleti shared the video on Twitter after Costa filmed himself on Instagram:
Los huevos de Diego Costa no caben el amazonas. pic.twitter.com/hB8MIdGwD3
— Forza Atleti (@roj1blanco) July 16, 2017
The Spain striker attended the street party on Sunday along with several others wearing Atleti shirts, before putting one on himself.
He “has made it clear” he wants to rejoin Los Rojiblancos after being informed by manager Antonio Conte he is no longer required at Chelsea.
The Blues are back in pre-season training but he has been excused from his duties and so has remained in his home town of Lagarto, Brazil.
Earlier in the video, Costa sent a message to Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas in Spanish that said “give Conte a hug.”
Per The Independent, the comment was a reply to Fabregas reacting to the video with a laughing emoji.
The Blues are said to want £30 million for Costa this summer and they “expect Atletico to meet their asking price shortly.”
Because of Los Rojiblancos’ transfer ban, it will require Costa to spend six months on the sidelines until he can be registered in January, but he evidently holds his former club in great affection.
By Bleacher Report