Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has sent a farewell message to Chelsea following his reunion with former club, Atletico Madrid. The 28 year-old who netted 20 league goals in 2014-15 and 2016-17 campaigns will return to the Laliga club in January after his €60million move from Stamford Bridge was finalized on Tuesday.

He thanked the club on his official Instagram page saying, “Some cycles begin while others end, “My cycle at Chelsea began three years ago – three remarkable years in all aspects – and I will never forget it. Two championship titles, a Community Shield, 120 matches, 59 goals and 24 assists later this cycle has ended.

“Not the way I would have wanted – far from it – but the best way possible.

“The wonderful fans of such equally admirable club and all team-mates, as well as all clinical, administrative and logistics staff will remain forever in my mind and in my heart.

“[I] will bring them with me with the certainty that I will always be by their side as well, and I’m sure they will understand the reason why this cycle of mine has now ended – because I could not lose faith in myself. Thank you Chelsea for everything!”