Wolverhampton formalized the signing of Diego Costa (33) until the end of the season « subject to international authorization » on Monday. The striker returns to the Premier League four and a half years after his departure.
Diego Costa (33) is back in the Premier League. Wolverhampton formalized the signing of the striker until the end of the Spanish-Brazilian striker’s season on Monday, « subject to international clearance ». Announced in recent days, his arrival had been questioned for a time due to administrative problems (the British authorities initially refused to issue him a work permit). So everything seems to be in order.
Nine months without playing
He has been free since the end of his adventure with Atlético Mineiro in January 2022, nine months without playing. Wolves had been looking for reinforcements after their Austrian rookie, Sasa Kalajdzic (25), suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He was injured in his first match against Southampton (1-0) just three days after his arrival from Stuttgart against 17 million euros.
Costa finds a championship where he shone under the colors of Chelsea for three and a half years (2014-January 2018). He scored 59 goals in 120 games for the Blues and won three titles (two Premier Leagues in 2015 and 2017 and a League Cup). He retains the image of a hungry player and very hard on the man.
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« We are absolutely delighted to welcome Diego Costa to Wolves on his return to the Premier League, » Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said in a statement. will bring something unique to our dressing room and onto the pitch, and we look forward to his impact at Molineux and Compton this season. »
Since leaving Chelsea, Costa first found Atlético de Madrid (2018-2021), the club where he revealed himself before returning to Brazil, his native country, for a six-month freelance with the Atletico Mineiro. Born in Brazil, Costa played two friendlies with the Selecao in 2013 before finally opting for the Spanish selection in 2014 (24 caps, 10 goals). With La Roja, he participated in two World Cups (in 2014 and 2018).