Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola believes that the decision to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid was just the right thing to do since they already have Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea have already agreed to sell back the 28-year-old to Atletico for €60 million in January since the Spain international has already fallen out with Antonio Conte.
Although Costa has helped Chelsea to win two Premier League titles and EFL Cup silverware, the departure of the player makes sense since former Real Madrid forward Morata has already been filling up his shoes.
“I have no doubt that it was right for him to go. He probably has a problem, the team is not made by one player, and I think it’s better for him to go,” Gianfranco Zola told Sky Sports.
“On the temporal level Morata is not on the same level as Costa. Technically he is a great player, he obviously has a lot of qualities, good in the air, good feet.
“He has been with Juventus, Real Madrid, big teams, but didn’t play regularly, and I want to find out why. And this year I think I’m going to get the answers.”
Craig Bellamy also agrees to sell Costa to Madrid since Morata has already arrived.
“Costa is a brilliant player, Chelsea fans love him, he is always a threat, always involved, but clearly something happened. And that’s between the manager and himself,” Bellamy said.
“It helps that if Costa does leave you can bring in Morata.
“At Real and Juventus there is always going to be competition for places. But you look at Chelsea at this moment, he does look like the main man. I think he could add something different to Chelsea, especially away from home.
“I love the way he is always on the shoulder. He can do that a little bit more, and a little bit better than what Costa did.”