Diego Costa sends farewell message to Chelsea supporters and staff

Matt Debono

It was confirmed on Tuesday on the eve of the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid, that Diego Costa had finally agreed terms with the Spanish club, and the move would be completed on January 1st.

However, the forward took to Instagram to say a few words, well more than a few!

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"Some cycles begin while others end. My cycle at Chelsea began three years ago – three remarkable years in all aspects – and I will never forget it. Two championship titles, a Community Shield, 120 matches, 59 goals and 24 assists later this cycle has ended. Not the way I would have wanted – far from it – but the best way possible. The wonderful fans of such equally admirable club and all team mates, as well as all clinical, administrative and logistics staff will remain forever in my mind and in my heart. Will bring them with me with the certainty that I will always be by their side as well, and I’m sure they will understand the reason why this cycle of mine has now ended – because I could not lose faith in myself. Thank you Chelsea for everything!"

Three seasons in London and two Premier League titles.

Although we didn't want it to end this way, we appreciate what you have done for Chelsea in your time here and we wish you all the best in the future.

Thank you, and good luck Diego!