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Diego Costa China Deal Squashed

Apparently Diego Costa will not be going to China (China? Yes...CHINA) to play professional football for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian for a whopping 30 million pounds per year. I guess there are some new rules regarding how many foreign players a Chinese club can have, and the club already purchased Radamel Falcao and Raul Jimenez (who are not Chinese).

The very fact Costa was even maybe, possibly going to China in the first place saddens and depresses me. He's where he belongs right now: the leading scorer on the Premier League leading club. He's a legend in his own time. A goal scoring, defense-breaking villain. A certified practitioner of the Dark Arts, doing in his thing in the best league in the world. And yet, the lure of ca$h was about to drive him into what must be considered the netherworld or at least purgatory of professional soccer leagues. China?? What next, man?

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