‘El Partidazo de COPE’ informs that Diego Costa didn’t attend training on Monday 28th December as he is now negotiating the termination of his contract due to family reasons. A deal is expected to be reached soon. He is currently under contract until June 2021.
Diego Costa could leave Atlético Madrid before his deal is up. Although it already came to the fore that he had asked the board for his termination, everything seems to indicate that the board has said yes. He didn’t turn up to training on Monday 28th, and according to ‘El Partidazo de COPE’, he is already negotiating his departure.
The reason for this decision, as noted by the above-mentioned source, is a family one. Further details are unknown, although it may be that his move to second fiddle under Cholo Simeone is one of the triggers of his imminent exit.
The key for the striker to be looking for a contract termination is that he can sign for any other club without them having to pay a transfer fee. The savings will be around four million euros, his current market value, and could help him sign where he wants without problems.
And where will Diego Costa go? ‘Sky Sports’ journalist Matteo Moretto assures that the most likely thing is that he moves to Brazil, the country of his birth, or China. The latter is well known for offering very attractive financial conditions to older players.