Date: 11th January 2021 at 5:55pm
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Football podcaster Patrick van Straaten has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of Wolverhampton Wanderers signing former Chelsea striker Diego Costa this month. 

This comes after Van Straaten recently made an appearance on the latest episode of Sunday Vibes on the Football Daily YouTube channel where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning a range of Premier League clubs.

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On the subject of potential January transfer deals that could happen this month, Van Straaten had this to say on the possibility of Costa joining Wolves, with the Spaniard having been recently linked with a move to Molineux. (11.57) (13.21)

He said: “I think that the situation at Wolves is suitably dire that they might consider maybe giving him a six-month deal and then he’d look again in the summer. If he’d be willing to accept that and I think he might be, I think it’d be a good move for him and it’s just something I could see Nuno [Espirito Santo] doing for whatever reason.

“I’m not sure that Costa, [as] I’ve said comes in and bangs goals to remedy [Wolves’ lack of league goals], but I do think that he gives Wolves an advantage in territory and he might be able to bring those winners into the game and if he can do that, that will see the attack improve, even if he himself isn’t netting the goals.

“I don’t know, it just seems like this is no money, it’s a kind of good [pandemic] move, you’ve got absolutely no cash, it’s kind of no risk. I think that it would make a lot of sense.”

Back in December, it was announced that Costa had terminated his deal with Atletico Madrid where he had been since leaving Chelsea back in January 2018.

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TIF Thoughts on Patrick van Straaten’s comments on a potential move to Wolves for Costa…

In our view, given how the 32-year-old, who is currently valued at £9 million, managed to score 52 Premier League goals during his time with Chelsea, he could well be a useful addition to Wolves’ attacking line with Raul Jimenez out injured if he does make a return to England this month.