Chelsea striker received a £30million-a-year offer to move to Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjian last week and the offer reportedly turned the head of striker which caused tension between Costa and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Brazil legend Rivaldo insists it’s natural for Costa’s head to get turned after receiving such a huge offer. Rivaldo also admitted he would have gone to China if he had been offered a similar opportunity.
“Players in that situation think about their future, don’t they? About their children and about their family,” Rivaldo told Sky Sports.
“It’s a unique opportunity for a player. Of course, he’s already in a big club but this is a unique opportunity and players will always think about the personal side of things.
“Just as the club, you know, the club will have to sell. When they are offered that much, a club will certainly sell a player.
“So, it’s the same for the player. And I sincerely think I would calmly go to China.”