Despite Antonio Conte dismissing speculations on an a possible Diego Costa’s move to China many English football pundits think there is something true behind what happened in the last days between Chelsea and the Spanish striker.
For instance, former Premier League footballer Danny Mills believes it’s natural that Diego Costa’s head will be turned by a rumoured transfer to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian:
“Suddenly there’s rumours of a bid that, you know, China want to offer him thirty million pounds a year, is it? Of course his head is going to be turned.
“You know, why wouldn’t it? Who wouldn’t have their head turned at that? Who wouldn’t want to go?
“People talk about loyalty – there’s no loyalty from clubs, you know, that’s non-existent in this day and age and you have to remember Costa’s Brazilian.
“You know, he’s already defected his country and gone and played for Spain, he has no affinity to his own country let alone to an English Premier League side, he’s not particularly… I’m sure he likes London but he’s got no real affinity to London. Brazilians move around all the time, it’s what they do.”