According to Marca, Diego Costa has applied to terminate his deal with Atletico Madrid, citing personal reasons.
During his first spell at the club, Costa was a popular figure at Atletico, but having returned from Chelsea, he was unable to meet the standards he had previously set for himself.
Although it would have been no surprise to see Costa depart at the end of the season from the Wanda Metropolitano, it looks as though he would prefer to leave the club promptly.
Marca states that Costa has demanded that his contract be terminated in January. This is due to the personal reasons that Costa will hope to address after departure that is not stated.
The article claims that, in the January transfer window, Atletico would possibly look to replace Costa if he were to go ahead and terminate the remainder of his deal.
Costa’s exit from Atletico now seems like a foregone conclusion, whether it’s within days, weeks, or months.