Speaking recently on the talkSPORT Daily podcast, Darren Lewis discussed the club’s link with out of contract centre-forward, Diego Costa.
Having moved back to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in what was a £54 million deal back in January of 2018, Costa went on to make 81 appearances for the La Liga side, scoring 18 goals and providing 14 assists along the way.
However, following the summer arrivals of Alvaro Morata and Luis Suarez, the £9 million-rated 32-year-old found game time hard to come by under Diego Simeone this season, starting just two games in the Spanish top flight.
As a result, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Costa and Atleti agreed to the mutual termination of the Spain international’s contract on Tuesday, leaving the forward as a free agent heading into the January transfer window.
And, with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez being ruled out for a considerable amount of time after fracturing his skull, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been linked with a move for the out of contract striker.
This potential transfer was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the talkSPORT Daily podcast, in which Lewis discussed his feelings on Wolves bringing Costa back to the Premier League.
He said (26:22): “The facts are that they had more chances in that [Manchester] United game and they are creating those chances as well, it is just they can’t seem to finish them off – which is why Diego Costa continues to be the name floating around. The agent Jorge Mendes has that connection with the club. He’d be a good fit for Wolves if he were to stay fit.”
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TIF Thoughts on Darren Lewis’ comments regarding Wolves’ interest in Diego Costa…
As mentioned previously, with Jimenez appearing to be sidelined for what looks likely to be the whole season, at present, Espirito Santo has been left with only 18-year-old Fabio Silva as an out and out centre-forward in his first-team squad, a player who, so far this season, has scored just one Premier League goal over his 11 appearances.
As such, in our opinion, Wolves could certainly do with adding a bit more depth to their attack in the January transfer window, and, although Costa is a slightly older man than he was when he left England back in 2018, the fact that he scored 52 goals and provided 18 assists over his 89 Premier League appearances for Chelsea leads us to believe that he would still be a good addition to Espirito Santo’s team.