Diego Costa has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Tottenham – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter have responded by pleading the club’s ex-striker doesn’t join their London rivals.
According to the Daily Star, Atletico Madrid are willing to sell the 31-year-old this summer and Spurs have been offered the chance to sign him.
With the Spain international reaching the final year of his contract with La Liga side Atletico, they are prepared to let him go and Benfica are also mentioned as potential suitors.
Spurs already have former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in charge at their club and a Stamford Bridge reunion with Costa could end up being on the cards, if they decide to take up the offer to sign him.
Mourinho signed Costa for Chelsea back in 2014 from Atletico, he rejoined them three years later after becoming a huge fan favourite at the Bridge.
The bullish centre-forward won two Premier League titles and one League Cup during his Blues spell, with his aggressive nature and clinical finishing making him a perfect fit for English football.
He scored 58 goals and supplied 24 assists in 120 Chelsea appearances, but he’s seen his form dip in the past couple of seasons since his Atletico return due to a spate of injuries.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media have insisted they would hate to see Costa line up in the colours of rivals Spurs and would prefer for him not to return to England.
Here are some Chelsea fans reacting to the Spurs interest in Costa:
Seeing Diego Costa linked with Spurs 🤢🤢🤢🤢 #CFC
— Josh Fry (@JJFry7) August 28, 2020
If spurs sign Costa, Romans gonna have to bring Bale to the bridge.
— Dan (@CFCHawkins) August 27, 2020
Diego Costa Linked with Tottenham, I really don’t want to see this happen. Not because its Tottenham because he generally was my favourite player for the time he was at chelsea, He is a warrior, A fighter, and a god dam good baller. This man can do it all!
— Lumey (@CFCLumey) August 27, 2020
Costa at Spurs… Man that’s something. https://t.co/LpF0tURXGq
— Lewis Stamford (@Granovs) August 28, 2020
Damn…. This could haunt us…
— M’Khani 🇲🇾 (@itismekn) August 28, 2020
Levels man ! Levels
– Chelsea signed prime Costa, won 2xPL and sold him with profits
– Spurs to sign declining Costa and celebrate as Victory 😂
Absolutely love the player, but Spurs tho ….. https://t.co/hSbGNRyPz4
— 💙 VashiCFC 💙 (@VashiCFC) August 28, 2020
I’m begging the rumours linking Diego Costa with a move to Spurs to be fake 😫
— C A R E F R E E (@CAREFREE__1905) August 28, 2020
Jose, you know I love you, don’t bring Costa to Spurs okay, I know you won’t… thanks
— TUNDE (@nicefrancis007) August 28, 2020