366

USD/NGN

Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack attack Costa for plotting China move

Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack attack Costa for plotting China move

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has attacked Spanish striker Diego Costa for reportedly plotting a mega move to the Chinese Super League.

After his bust up with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, Costa was said to be considering a move to the Chinese Super League in which his teammates advised him to tender an apology for the row he had with the technical crew.

Ballack

Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack

Ballack, who spent four years at Stamford bridge before leaving the club in 2010 has now advised Costa not to dump the Blues for a deal to play in the Chinese Super League.

''Overall, it’s crazy. These are numbers that we are not used to, even if in England there has been a lot of money involved for a while.

PAY ATTENTION: Get the latest news on NAIJ.com App

“Hopefully we will come back a bit to the normal days and players will remember they are playing in the best League in the world and that, I think, is what counts for you as a player.

“If you are on a high salary and you are earning, let’s say, enough money which you normally can’t spend in your lifetime.

Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa

“You should then think about where you play, what level you play, the audience. But still, there are players that make that step and you have to accept it because of certain reasons.

“First I have to congratulate him (Costa), to get an offer like this! I never got an offer like that. Although I got good money, as well. It seems to be another level since the guys from China disturbed the market a bit and the brains of the players.

PAY ATTENTION: Get the latest news on NAIJ.com App

“Living in China is a totally different culture and the League is not well known, it is quite young. It is a decision by the Chinese League, by the Chinese people and they are responsible for that. Football has a history and England has a history, and so does Spain and Germany and Europe as a whole,'' Ballack explained.

Related news
Arsenal announce sale of defender to La Liga side despite injuries to players in defense

Arsenal announce sale of defender to La Liga side despite injuries to players in defense

Arsenal announce sale of defender to La Liga side despite injuries to players in defense
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel