Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move to Tianjin Quanjian and Chelsea would be wise to sell their star striker this summer
With reports coming through the week circling that Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian are attempting to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer, it would be in Chelsea’s best interests for them to sell him this summer.
With Tianjin Quanjian offering up to around £90 million for Costa, there is no reason as to why Chelsea should not accept that offer for Costa whose form has badly dipped after the rumoured move to Tianjin Quanjian began back in January after he had been in fantastic form for Chelsea in the first half of the season and had arguably been their best player up until that point along with Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.
It is similar to the Diego Costa’s first season at Chelsea in 2014/15 season where he was in tremendous form in the first part of the season before his form dipped in the second half of the season.
This is why Chelsea are more likely to sell Costa instead of trying to put up a fight to keep him this summer as while there is no denying the fact that when Diego Costa is on form, that he is one of the best strikers in the Premiership along with being one of the best strikers on the plant who is as clinical as it comes with finishing along with being blessed with terrific hold up capable of bringing others like Eden Hazard and Pedro into play but this form is not consistent enough.
Costa’s inconsistent form is okay for Chelsea this season as they have not had to deal with any European competitions and have typically only had to deal with one game a week all season. This will not be the case next season as they will be gearing up for European football and with both Manchester clubs looking to improve their squad – Chelsea will also need to strengthen themselves and bring in another striker that will be more consistent for them, with rumours of the club being interested in bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the club from Everton.
The biggest positive to selling Costa for this gigantic amount of money is that, along with selling Oscar for 60 million in January, will give Chelsea the necessary funds in the summer to buy several players which they will need for depth which will be essential next season with added games coming up.
While Chelsea may be bankrolled by a billionaire but ever since FFP has come in they have been careful about how much they spend and seem to spend only what they get in. They can potentially generate around 150 million to spend this summer on new players for squad depth along with a more consistent striker just from the sales of Oscar and Costa to Chinese clubs.