Chelsea pay Diego Costa’s buy-out clause of 38 million euros
The London club announced the transfer of the Atlético Madrid striker on their website.
Chelsea officially announced the signing of Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa, on their website. The London club are paying the buy-out clause of 38 million euros. Diego Costa had renewed his contract with Atlético Madrid last season, with a deal to June 2018.
The statement on Chelsea’s website was as follows:
“Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international”.
Diego Costa, 25 years old, scored 36 goals last season, and made his competitive debut with Spain at this summer’s World Cup, though his performances, along with Spain’s, was muted.
Atlético Madrid also released a statement: “Diego Costa communicated his wish to be transferred to Chelsea FC at the end of last season and today, the two entities have reached an agreement whereby the London Club is liable to meet the full amount that figures as the buy-out clause in the contract between the player and the Club”.
The Atlético Madrid statement concluded by wishing the player the best of luck.