Abramovich Set to Shock the World, by Sanctioning Chelsea Transfer for £150,000-a-week Star
Sensational reports in the media today have it that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to shock the world of football by sanctioning the transfer of Diego Costa to China this month. Costa recently hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after news emerged earlier this month that his head has been turned by an offer from China which would make him the world’s most paid footballer.
According to Costa’s Wikipedia page the Premier League’s joint-top scorer is on £150,000-a-week and has, according to reports, been made an offer of £30 million per year which means he could be earning a staggering £570,000-a-week in China, which would explain why his head might have been turned.
The situation saw manager Antonio Conte drop him out of the first team for the clash at Leicester City before returning back to the first eleven against Hull City on Sunday, in which he scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win.
However, it appears the damage has already been done s today’s report in the Times suggests Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to let the Spaniard go for what would be a world record transfer fee of £130 million. This would be a huge profit for Chelsea considering they bought the 28-year-old for less than £35 million two-and-a-half years ago.
Diego Costa is the target for several Chinese clubs and is a big opportunity for Chelsea to make some nice money. However, selling Costa now with only a few days left of the transfer window to bring in a replacement could well back fire. The Blues are running away with the Premier League currently and clear favorites to win the title. But all this could change should Costa leave this month.
Antonio Conte’s side simply do not have anyone else who could take the place of Costa in the starting eleven at the moment and most players Chelsea can buy to replace him often prefer moving in the summer.
For me, if this report is true, it will be a bad mistake on the part of Abramovich as Chelsea can still sell Costa in the summer for a similar amount considering the number of Chinese clubs who are interested in him and they money they have available.