Speaking recently on the talkSPORT Daily podcast, Alex Crook claimed that he is ‘hearing whispers’ regarding a potential Wolverhampton Wanderers move for Atletico Madrid centre-forward, Diego Costa.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Atletico will not renew Costa’s contract ahead of its expiry at the end of the season, and will allow the 32-year-old to leave the club if they receive a decent offer in January.
The £9 million-rated striker has found game time hard to come by under Diego Simeone so far this season, being selected in Atletico’s starting XI in the league just twice, however, has still managed to score two La Liga goals over his total of seven appearances.
The potential transfer of the Spain international was one subject of conversation on a recent episode of the talkSPORT Daily podcast, in which Crook claimed he has heard the former Chelsea man could be on his way to Molineux in January.
He said (40:32): “I’m hearing whispers that maybe Diego Costa could be a target in January. I think he has a tie with Jorge Mendes, so that would make sense.”
Would you like to see Wolves make a move for Costa in January?
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments regarding Wolverhampton Wanderers potential move for Diego Costa…
Considering the fact that Wolves’ usual first-choice forward, Raul Jimenez, has been sidelined for a considerable amount of time after fracturing his skull, Nuno Espirito Santo could well use reinforcements in attack in the January window, as, at present, the 46-year-old only has the 18-year-old Fabio Silva as an out-and-out striker in his side.
As such, in our opinion, despite Costa’s advancing years, he could indeed be a good short term option for Wolves, to see them through until Jimenez returns from injury.
However, having said that, should the Spaniard demand a lengthy contract at the club, perhaps Espirito Santo could find a player with a little more resale value than the 32-year-old to bring in in January.