TalkSPORT’s Ally McCoist hopes to see the Diego Costa of old for Wolves, but admits he doesn’t think that’s likely.
Wanderers have made a sensational swoop for the 33-year-old, after Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut on Saturday.
Kalajdzic is set to be out for months, and Wolves have wasted no time in finding a replacement.
Costa is a free agent and has been since January.
The star will be in England tomorrow for a medical with the club.
He is set to pen a short-term deal, and it would be his second stint in English football after he spent three seasons with Chelsea.
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It is a story that has raised many eyebrows.
Costa was once one of the most feared strikers in football.
But since leaving Chelsea in 2018, he has been on the decline.
In his second spell with Atletico Madrid, he scored just 19 goals in 81 games. And he got five in 19 for his most recent club Atletico Mineiro.
But Wolves are in a bit of a desperate situation, and clearly feel Costa is worth taking a punt on.
This morning, McCoist gave his reaction to the news on talkSPORT.
In a conversation with host Laura Woods, he said: “I want the old Diego Costa back in the Premier League. I’m not sure about the one we’d be getting right now. Injuries might just have taken their toll. I might be wrong, but I don’t think we’d be getting the Chelsea Diego Costa back into the top-flight.”
“He would certainly be a great watch.”
Wolves just need Diego Costa to come in and shake things up
Wolves officials will obviously know that Costa is way past his prime.
But the situation is rather desperate, with the transfer window now closed.
Costa is there and available and seemingly willing to make the move to Molineux on a short-term basis.
With Raul Jimenez having been in such poor form, there is a clear need for someone to provide some competition.
That individual was meant to be Kalajdzic, but what happened happened and now Costa is bound for Molineux.
Wolves will not be getting the Chelsea Diego Costa but, at the very least, someone who will come in and be competitive.