Chelsea striker has always talked about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid and even though Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants him out of Chelsea this summer, Costa feels a move to Atletico Madrid at this time is complicated.
Atletico Madrid are under a transfer ban and if Costa moves to the Spanish club, he won’t be able to play for them until January and Costa isn’t willing to go five months without playing with the World Cup around the corner.
“It would be nice to return to Atletico, but it is difficult to be four-five months without playing,” Costa is quoted by Marca.
“Being five months without playing? I do not know, it’s complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love living in Madrid.
“It would be nice to go back, but it’s difficult to be four-five months without playing. It’s a World Cup year and there’s a lot to think about. I need to play, that’s all. “