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Report: Diego Costa set to make Wolves debut against West Ham

Diego Costa is reportedly set to make his debut for Wolves against West Ham United on Saturday.

The 33-year-old has been working hard for the past two weeks building his fitness after signing for the club as a free agent.

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Costa has not played in 2022, after terminating his contract with Atletico Mineiro in January.

But it seems Costa has been progressing well, with the Daily Mail now reporting that he has impressed Bruno Lage and his staff.

It is mentioned in the article that Raul Jimenez is still struggling with the groin injury he picked up at the end of pre-season.

The Mexico international has been with the national team, but has not played any games.

In recent days there have been reports suggesting his issue could be worse than first feared.

So it looks as though Costa will finally make his debut for Wanderers.

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It is just a question of whether he is fit enough to start at the London Stadium.

Should Lage that isn’t an option, then he could potentially field Hwang Hee-chan or Goncalo Guede through the middle. Or he could even use both in a partnership.

But many Wolves fans will no doubt be hoping to see Costa from the start, with Wolves having really struggled once again to score goals.

The news Wolves fans have wanted, as Diego Costa prepares to debut against West Ham

So it looks as though Saturday will be the day Costa is unleashed for Wolves.

It is extremely exciting to think he’ll be turning out in Wolves colours considering the success he’s already had on these shores.

Of course, Costa is no longer the same player he was at Chelsea.

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But he is bound to have a positive impact for Wanderers.

He’s supposedly impressed Lage and his staff and by many accounts he’s also made a really good impression on his new teammates. Ruben Neves recently branded him ‘very aggressive’ and ‘a really good striker’, while Nelson Semedo admitted he was glad to have him as a teammate rather than face him.

Hopefully, Costa’s signing will now be the catalyst for change for Wolves.