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Wolves: David Ornstein reveals Diego Costa transfer claim ahead of reported medical

Wolves: David Ornstein reveals Diego Costa transfer claim ahead of reported medical -Wolves News

Wolves have been ‘considering’ making a move for free agent Diego Costa after the injury to Sasa Kalajdzic, according to reliable journalist David Ornstein, whose tweet was followed by reports that the 33-year-old will have a medical with the club on Tuesday.

The Lowdown: Kalajzdic suffers ACL blow

The Old Gold have been hit with a hammer blow in the injury department, with Kalajzdic suffering ACL damage on his Premier League debut against Southampton on Saturday.

It is an awful setback for the striker, who has only just arrived at Molineux, and it leaves Bruno Lage once again worryingly short of attacking options.

A new striker is very much needed, especially with Raul Jimenez hurting his groin at the weekend, but Wolves will only be able to turn to free agents after the close of the summer transfer window last Thursday.

The Latest: Costa linked with Wolves

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, The Athletic‘s Ornstein claimed that Wolves are interested in signing Costa following his exit from Atletico Madrid, with the 24-cap Spain international set to be at Compton on Tuesday.

Sharing a corresponding article from The Athletic, the journalist tweeted:

“EXCLUSIVE: Wolverhampton Wanderers considering deal to sign Diego Costa following ACL injury for Sasa Kalajdzic. 33yo striker going to #WWFC on Tuesday for a trial to assess fitness + suitability. Free agent after leaving Atletico Mineiro.”

On Monday morning, it was then reported by Sky Sports that Costa will undergo a medical with the Old Gold on Tuesday, with the striker likely to be offered a contract at Molineux if he passes that examination.

The Verdict: Interesting option

At 33, Costa certainly doesn’t represent the long-term future, but he is someone who could be an exciting short-term addition, bringing unpredictability and passion to the team.

While the Spaniard is renowned for his occasionally out-of-control behaviour on the pitch, and has been slammed by Chelsea legend Pat Nevin in the past for “an awful habit” of not making runs into the penalty area, he has been a fantastic player over the years.

The Brazil-born predator scored 83 goals in 216 games for Atletico, along with netting 52 times in 89 Premier League matches while at Stamford Bridge.

Even if Costa only stays until January it would make sense – although ideally he would join for a full season – allowing Bruno Lage to get to the next transfer window and bring in a striker with more of a long-term view.


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