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Bruno Lage states what Wolves fans can expect of Diego Costa

Wanderers fans will soon get to feast their eyes on Diego Costa in Wolves colours.

The 33-year-old was signed a couple of weeks ago following a major injury blow for Sasa Kalajdzic.

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The Austria international suffered an ACL injury on his debut against Southampton, and is now out for the foreseeable future.

With the transfer window closed, Wolves had to turn to the free agent market. And Costa was arguably the best possible option.

He hasn’t played in 2022 after terminating his contract with Atletico Mineiro in January, and he has been building up his fitness in training since his arrival.

Some still can’t believe he is actually a Wolves player.

But he’s in, and fans are desperately hoping he can provide that missing spark in the final third.

Bruno Lage has been speaking about his newest addition, and believes he can be a hybrid of Raul Jimenez and Kalajdzic.

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He said (via Express & Star): “Diego can be a mix between Raul and Sasa. He’s a guy who can do the run in the channel, play the game between the lines and link-up, and be aggressive when we are pressing – and you can see him in the box to win aerial duels.

“Especially when the teams are compact, we can see him at the first post, between the defenders and at the second post. That’s his threat.

“He knows how to keep the ball, how to link and attack the space. He is that kind of striker with a lot of experience. We want him fit and ready to compete at this level as soon as possible.”

Wolves mainly need Diego Costa the poacher

At this stage, the main thing Wolves need out of Diego Costa is goalscoring.

Three Premier League goals so far just hasn’t been good enough, and the issue must be addressed as soon as possible.

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It’s good to hear Lage rhyming off all these qualities.

But Costa will ultimately be judged on his goalscoring, or at least, his ability to increase the productivity of the other attacking players around him.

Should he fail to do that, fans are going to be critical of the signing – it’s definitely a risk.