Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa has warned his fellow forward Antoine Griezmann to be wary of the proposed move to La Liga champions, Barcelona.
He said that there would be “no going back” should the 27-year-old Frenchman make the move to the Camp Nou.
Since Griezmann’s release clause was halved from £175 million to £87 million, there has been a flurry of speculations linking him to the Catalan side, whose management is said to be dissatisfied with its current shape.
Costa himself moved to Chelsea in 2014 and returned to the Europa League finalists months back, after clashing with Blues manager Antonio Conte.
However, he has told Griezmann he may not have the same opportunity.
He said in an interview, “I left and I was happy. I won things and I had a new experience.
“I decided it with my family and, even though I am here again, I will not tell him (Griezmann) what to do.
“He is already able to make a decision. I had the good fortune to go back (to Atletico) and he knows that if he makes the same decision, there is no going back. So, he must think about it.”
Costa added, “He’s big enough to know what to do.
“That he feels important is fundamental and he knows that we want him here.
“Whether he leaves or not, I’m very happy with him. Now he’s just thinking about winning a title.
“He wants to make history with us. I see him very focused. I see him very well, very focused, very sharp.
“If he has something [that sets him apart], it’s his way of being inside the dressing room. He’s normal and I don’t see him differently from when I arrived, and the others also see him very plugged in and just wanting to win. I’m sure that it [the reports] does not affect him and motivates him a lot more.”