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Forward Diego Costa is said to be ‘waiting for a call’ from Premier League clubs, with Wolves among those believed to be interested.
The 32-year-old is now a free agent after being fired early from his contract with Atlético de Madrid. The Spanish international had planned to end his contract in the summer.
However, the club bosses took the option of letting him go to cut his payroll. He is believed to be in favor of moving to England after his previous spell at Chelsea.
The Brazilian-born ace enjoyed a controversial three-year stint at Stamford Bridge between 2014 and 2017. He scored 59 goals in 120 appearances across all competitions, but was rarely out of the headlines.
However, his productivity outweighed any negativity. He scored 20 goals in each of his seasons during which Chelsea claimed the title.
That was in 2014-2015 and 2016-17 but things have not gone as planned in Madrid. Unable to recapture its past glories, Coast scored just 12 La Liga goals in 61 games.
Yet he remains a powerful presence to lead any line and could thrive in the Premier League.
The former Valladolid hit man has been continuously linked to a signing by Molineux. Journalist Fabrizio Romano insists that he would be happy to play in England, but there is nothing concrete to report.
“Expect to get some offers from the Premier League,” he said. Sky sports. “At the moment I have nothing confirmed about the Wolves. There are many rumors but nothing advanced.
“But sure, Diego is waiting for a call from the Premier League. He would love to come back, he loves the atmosphere. Let’s see. It will be interesting to have this type of forward available as a free agent right now.”
Wages can be a hindrance
Costa is said to have made around £ 270,000 a week at Atlético. Those sums would be out of the Wolves’ reach, but the moneymen could compromise.
However, the wolves not be the only club eager to secure your signature. Arsenal was linked, but a report on New Years Day suggested that the Gunners don’t chase a deal.
Costa wouldn’t be cheap and it would come with a lot of luggage, but it’s a proven winner. In addition to his two Premier League titles, he won La Liga with Los Rojiblancos in 2013-14.
He also won the 2017-18 Europa League with Atlético. The Wolves could use a boost as they have only won one of their last seven league games.
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