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Speaking after he was officially unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player, Costa spoke quite highly of his time in London.
I didn’t learn English, which is a bit of a shame. I was really happy there, the people were great, the fans, my team mates were all great… They helped me a lot, and made my life much easier. Chelsea is a great club. I have a real fondness for them and all of the memories I have of my time there are good ones.
Costa had been for a while linked with a return to Atletico throughout the summer, however, the club’s transfer ban had complicated the move.
While it was never any question the Spanish international would return to the capital, the deal was delayed and eventually drawn out over the course of the summer months.