Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed Wolverhampton Wanderers’ link with a move for Diego Costa.
After returning to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in what was a £54 million deal back in 2018, Costa went on to make 81 appearances in his second spell in Madrid, scoring 19 goals and providing 14 assists along the way.
However, following the summer signings of Alvaro Morata from Chelsea and Luis Suarez from Barcelona, the £9 million-rated 32-year-old found game time hard to come by under Diego Simeone this season, starting just two La Liga games.
As a result, with his deal at Atleti set to expire at the end of the season, the club and the player agreed to the mutual termination of his contract, rendering the Spain international a free agent in the January transfer window.
He said: “Rumours about Wolverhampton, at the moment, are not true. But, when you have this kind of free agent, you have always to say ‘never say never’, because tomorrow morning, if Wolverhampton or another club are calling Diego Costa, he’s going to listen because he will love to be back in the Premier League, he’d love to join a Premier League club.
“At the moment he’s waiting. He received a serious bid from Al Hilal, from Arabic football, but he’s not convinced yet to sign just because he wants some days to decide with his family and everything, but Al Hilal are interested. Brazilian clubs are interested, and he had a bid also from a Chinese club, but he’s not so convinced at the moment.
“So, he’s going to decide with his family in the next days – but he would love to be back in the Premier League and let’s see if some clubs will make a bid.”
Would Costa be a good signing for Wolves?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Diego Costa…
Despite the reports linking Costa with a move to Molineux this month, according to Romano, it would appear that there is nothing concrete with the player at present.
However, with Raul Jimenez being sidelined for what would appear to be a considerable amount of time after fracturing his skull, and despite the fact that Wolves have recalled Patrick Cutrone and also have Fabio Silva on their books, the argument could still be made that Nuno Espirito Santo could do with an injection of experience into his attacking options.
And Costa’s record of 52 goals in 89 appearances in the Premier League is proof that the striker knows what it takes to find the back of the net in the top flight of English football.