Wolves are being mentioned as a possible next destination for Diego Costa, who has just had his contract terminated by Atletico Madrid.

The Spain international’s second stint at the club has not really gone to plan, and with Luis Suarez now on the scene, it seems his chances of playing regularly had diminished.

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The decision has therefore been taken for his contract to be ripped up, and the 32-year-old is now looking for another club.

Bookmakers have made Wolves one of the favourites to snap him up, with Arsenal also in the mix according to reports.

It is hardly a surprise to see Costa being linked with a move to Molineux following the injury to Raul Jimenez.

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There are yet to actually be any reports of interest on the part of Wolves in Costa, but one wonders if this could be a really good opportunity for Nuno Espirito Santo.

 

Not only is Costa very familiar with the Premier League experience following his spell at Chelsea, but he could potentially be a great mentor for Fabio Silva.

Costa could aid Silva’s development

The star spent three years in the English top-flight and was a huge hit for the Blues.

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He knows the division and likely has plenty of pearls of wisdom to pass on to young Silva, who is trying to get a feel for the competition amid Jimenez’s spell on the sidelines.

A Portuguese speaker, Costa could take £35.6 million signing Silva (BBC Sport) under his wing and help prime him for the future.

He may not be the same force as a few years ago, but since Costa wouldn’t require a transfer fee, Wolves surely have to consider a swoop.

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