Wolves are said to be interested in signing Douglas Costa from Juventus.

According to Tuttosport (via the Daily Star), Jorge Mendes is trying to facilitate a £37 million move to Molineux for the Brazilian, who is not in the plans of Andrea Pirlo in Turin.

Negotiations are supposedly underway and it remains to be seen if yet another Portuguese-speaker comes through the door before the transfer deadline on October 5.

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Douglas Costa to Molineux for £30 million+ is certainly a glamorous-sounding transfer.

The South American has been on the scene for quite a while, and occasionally pops up before English audiences on social media having scored an unbelievable goal or produced an outrageous piece of skill.

There’s no doubt that on his day, he is an exhilirating player.

 

But one can’t help but feel Costa would be a big risk to take by Nuno Espirito Santo, who already has some superb attacking threats at his disposal.

A £37m gamble

£37 million is a heck of a lot of money to pay for a 30-year-old who has had injuries in every since season 2015/16 (according to Transfermarkt).

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Aside from that, Costa joining the Wolfpack would arguably infringe on the exciting progress currently being made by Daniel Podence.

The diminutive £60,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has made a brilliant start to 2020/21, providing two assists already for Raul Jimenez, and looks set for a strong campaign following the exit of Diogo Jota.

Podence looks like he could potentially be quite special, and it would be a shame if someone else in his position came in to share the minutes and ultimately slow his momentum and progression.

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