Diego Costa has confirmed that he wants to move to China as it is the best league in the world and absolutely not because of anything to do with money, it has emerged.
The Spanish striker has recently had his head turned by a bid from a Chinese club and has now confirmed he wants to leave Chelsea.
Costa said: “As a player you want to test yourself in the best leagues in the world. There’s no doubt that the Chinese league is probably the best there is.
“As a kid growing up I always watched the Chinese league on the TV watching all the top Chinese players, and dreamed of one day playing in it.
“Now I have that opportunity, it’s too good to pass up.”
When asked if money was a factor in the potential move, Costa responded: “I barely even noticed the money. What was it £500,000 per week or something?! I’d quite happily go out there and play for free to be honest – I’m not going to, but I would…honest.”
“Plus, I’ve always wanted to live in Tokyo.”