Chelsea striker Diego Costa has adamantly declared that he will be the one to choose where he will play next season in the midst of speculation regarding his high-profile move to the Chinese Super League.
Costa who is in his third year at Chelsea has a contract until 2019 and has beforehand expressed that he is not satisfied with his life at London. The striker scored in their 3-0 win against Middlesborough last night and celebrated the goal by waving his hand to his supporters. This has made many believe that this was his way of saying goodbye to the fans and this may be his last year at the club.
During the start of the 2016-17 campaign, the Spanish striker also tried to force a move to rejoin his former club Atletico Madrid, however, the move did not evolve.
He was also subject of a transfer speculation in the January transfer window when it emerged that Chinese Club Tianjin Quanjian are eager to make him the world highest earner footballer and ready to pay him a contract worth £650,000-a-week after tax.
The forward then denied the move, but it has recently emerged that the Chelsea authority are ready to cash in on the unhappy striker and ready to offload him to China for a whopping £75m.
But in a recent interview, the striker has suggested that the Spanish striker is not willing to move to a club he does not want to join and will decide his future on his own.
Costa told the South American TV channel DIRECTVSports, as tweeted by their United Kingdom journalist Luis Restrepo: “I am the owner of my future and it does not mean that I am going to China,” leaving his options open for all the top clubs.
Costa has scored 20 goals in the league this season and has been one the key members of the Chelsea squad who are on their verge of winning League title and could also do a double by winning the FA Cup. The league leaders only need a win in their last three matches and could ensure their title in their upcoming match against West Brom this Friday.