The Lowdown: Kalajdzic replacement
The Old Gold signed Sasa Kalajdzic in the summer, but after sustaining a serious knee ligament injury against Premier League rivals Southampton at the start of the month, Bruno Lage was forced to re-enter the market for an attacking replacement.
33-year-old free agent Costa put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Molineux, arriving in the Midlands after being released by Atletico Mineiro in January.
The Latest: Costa the gamble
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones was full of praise for Costa and saying he is just the profile of striker that Wolves have been searching for.
“It’s a gamble in terms of what he can bring physically. He hasn’t played enough football for us to really know how he’s going to cope, but this team has absolutely no cutting edge.
“It’s got no instinct for goals and there’s no fight to win, but Diego Costa totally changes that and brings a new mentality to the club and to that starting XI if he gets in it.”
The Verdict: Risk worth taking
Despite Costa not having played competitive football since the New Year, getting him on a free transfer means that this is a move with no risk, and it was one definitely worth taking.
The Spaniard has made an outstanding 258 goal contributions throughout his career (187 goals and 71 assists), and brings a wealth of success having won 13 titles with various clubs, two of those being the Premier League with Chelsea (Transfermarkt).
Will Wolves finish in the top ten this season?
If Costa can regain even glimpses of his old form, he could go on to become a real force to be reckoned with this season and has the prolific edge to guarantee Wolves a top ten finish come the end of the campaign.
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