Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has paid tribute to departing striker Diego Costa.
The Brazilian-born-Spaniard is on his way to Chelsea in a reported £32 million five-year deal.
And Simeone, who has worked wonders at Madrid and turned a whole host of players into World Class, has come out and wished his former star all the best.
As quoted on Marca, he said: “I am always going to be thankful to the players that give all their best.
“He had excellent performances while he was with us.
“Aguero left and many got scared, Falcao arrived and the team won what it won. Then Falcao left and it seemed like the team couldn’t improve. Costa arrived and the team kept on growing.
“Atletico has always handled each change very well and we expect this time to be the same.”