The controversial striker was sold back to Atletico Madrid in September 2017 for a fee of 67 million pounds after being informed that he was no longer a part of Antonio Conte’s plans. Before rejoining Diego Simeone’s club, he had already relocated his family to Madrid.
While tidying up his stuff in the UK, the 33-year-old star, who has been linked with a return to Spain, even put his complete fleet of autos up for sale in preparation for his departure.
The fully operational club he had constructed in the conservatory of his house close to the Blues’ training facility in Cobham was one thing, though, he didn’t want to miss out on.
The Brazilian-born Spaniard is well-known for leading a posh lifestyle outside of sports and was regarded as one of the team’s characters while playing for Chelsea.
He consequently shelled out a sizable sum of money to have his conservatory transformed into a nightclub.
The most cutting-edge audio and lighting technology were also present.
He was determined to introduce that side of life to Madrid after having such a positive experience with it in London.
As a result, he instructed that the club be dismantled piece by piece and shipped to his home in Spain. Costa is not the first professional athlete to exploit his wealth to turn his home into a party venue.
The same situation occurred with Samir Nasri’s six-million-pound Cheshire residence, which he sold shortly before departing Manchester City in 2017.
And Raheem Sterling, who played alongside Nasri at City, has a party chamber in his residence.
Diego Costa exhibits his awards and mementos of his time in London with pride.
Diego Costa invited Sportsmail to his family home to discuss the Chelsea spat with Antonio Conte.
The Costa family house displays several of the striker’s individual accolades and photos from his playing days.
They contain PFA trophies, player of the month honors, and a miniature Big Ben. Costa remains connected to Chelsea players and thanks his fans despite not playing at Stamford Bridge this season.
The house was built in 1880 and sits on three acres of grounds next to Crown Estate woodland
This is evidenced by the presence of numerous mementos of his greatest days as a player at Chelsea, where he twice led the club to the Premier League championship in the last three years. There are also numerous memories of his finest days as a Manchester United player.
The 2014-2015 PFA Player of the Year trophy is conspicuously displayed in front of a doll dressed as Costa playing for Chelsea on Costa’s trophy shelf.
There is also a Premier League player of the month award, in addition to La Liga and Atletico Madrid trophies.
The imposing front door, flanked by winged lion statues, will dazzle your guests
The 50-foot ballroom features a massive fireplace and stunning parquet flooring
The gallery in the double-height great hall is beautifully carved wooden balustrades
The heated indoor pool complex, which included a bar and sauna, increased the house’s size to 28,000 square feet
The ballroom opens onto a terrace with views of the ornamental gardens
The house is situated on a hilltop, with views of Canary Wharf from the rooftop observatory
The huge cup awarded to the top Spanish scorer in La Liga by the Spanish newspaper Marca is the most prestigious and valuable item on the shelves. There are also images of him around the house during his time with Atletico Madrid, including one of him and his younger brother Jair.
Costa has claimed that he would only consider playing for Atletico Madrid if he was released from his Chelsea contract, which he had from 2010 to 2014. Nonetheless, Costa’s honors appear to be most firmly associated with London, with a tiny statue of the Elizabeth Tower, also known as Big Ben.
The prolific goalscorer’s fondness for the nation’s capital may give Chelsea fans hope that he will return to Stamford Bridge.
While Conte is still the Blues’ manager, he is unlikely to return.