Wolves Opinion: Why Diego Costa would be a blockbuster signing for Wolves
According to a report from the Birmingham Mail, Wolves are one of the clubs interested in signing Atletico Madrid star, Diego Costa.
Costa, 30, left Chelsea under a cloud after winning the title in 2017 but is now looking at ending his second spell at Atletico Madrid.
He wasn’t great during his second spell at Atletico and the arrival of Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata’s permanent deal means the Spanish striker can leave Wanda Metropolitano this window.
The likes of West Ham, Everton and Flamengo also remain interested in the 30-year-old, who netted just three times in 20 games last season. Despite not enjoying a prolific second stint at Atletico, Wolves must go all out to sign Costa this summer.
Wolves are hungry for success this season as Nuno Espirito Santo is aiming to put together a formidable pack — capable of springing a few surprises in Europe. They incredibly finished seventh in the table after achieving promotion to the Premier League last year, thus earning a spot in the Europa League qualifiers.
The Wanderers have already signed loanees Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker on permanent deals. However, Nuno is yet to add a new player to his ranks this summer and with less than two weeks left for the summer transfer window to slam shut, the Portuguese tactician must hurry up.
Having proven himself in England with Chelsea, Costa looks like he could be a superb addition for Wolves. Nuno needs competition and cover for the likes of Jimenez and Jota and Costa would be the right player to consider.
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The Spain international striker was a huge success in the Premier League and is a natural goalscorer, with his aggressive and tenacious style of play potentially making him a good fit at the Molineux.
The Brazil-born striker also has a winning mentality and is a serial winner, having won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Europa League with Atletico, and the Premier League title twice with Chelsea.
After all the signings made by Atletico manager Diego Simeone, it is difficult to see Costa break into the starting XI often. If this is the case and Nuno takes a gamble on the 30-year-old striker, it could turn out to be one of the best for the summer.