Spanish striker Diego Costa has returned to Atletico Madrid, three years after he left the club for Chelsea.

Chelsea signed him for a fee of £32 million and he went on to score 52 league goals in 89 games to lead the Blues to a couple of Premier League titles in three years.

His exit from the club was however messy, with manager Antonio Conte reportedly revealing to him that he was surplus to requirements via a text message.

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“I learned English there,” the striker joked when asked about his time in England. “Seriously, the supporters, the people at the club and my teammates helped me a lot. Chelsea is a great club and I only have good memories.”

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” the Spain international went on to tell reporters at his unveiling, having not played all season.

“I just want to get in shape to play as soon as possible, I’m tired of training. You can tell I’ve already worked and prepared well to play, I’m here to help the team and score goals.”

Atletico Madrid unveil Diego Costa (1)