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Dave Edwards reacts to Wolves' swoop for Diego Costa

Former Molineux midfielder Dave Edwards has backed the club’s move for Diego Costa, branding the star ‘a villain’.

Costa is reportedly flying to England later today to come for a medical at Compton Park.

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Wolves want to assess him and are hopeful he can prove his fitness.

Costa has been a free agent since January of this year, after terminating his contract with Atletico Mineiro by mutual consent.

The club are looking to replace Sasa Kalajdzic, who sadly suffered an ACL injury in the 1-0 win over Southampton.

The 25-year-old was substituted at half-time after an awkward landing.

News of Wolves moving for Costa is a big story, with the Spain international having once been one of the best strikers on the planet.

He is, of course, no longer the world-class player he was at Chelsea. But many Wanderers fans have backed the club’s swoop.

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And Edwards is also keen to seen the move come to fruition.

He wrote in his latest Express & Star column: “Costa is the villain you want on your team – a player you hate to face. You hate seeing him play against your team as a fan.

“He’s horrible, he winds people up, I played against him in the FA Cup a few years ago, we lost 2-0 and he scored. He’s so strong and technically very good.

“He certainly irritates people, he takes defenders’ minds off their game, which can be a good thing. Defenders then do something rash; a booking, a poor clearance or switch off. Costa brings that gamesmanship.

“There is that quality he will still have. He’s a goalscorer. If you can get 70 to 80 percent of Costa from Chelsea or Atletico Madrid then you have an unbelievable player.”

Diego Costa playing for Wolves in 2022 would be fascinating

There seems to be a good chance of this move coming to fruition.

It would truly be fascinating to watch Costa in a Wolves shirt in 2022.

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Wanderers have arguably been a bit of a soft touch a times since returning to the top-flight.

So bringing in someone like Costa could really help to increase the level of competitiveness and fight.

At the very least, he will be a handful for opposition defenders.