Any Wolves move for Diego Costa this month now seems highly unlikely, with the Daily Mirror revealing the player’s astronomical wage demands.
The publication has claimed that the Spanish striker would be seeking in excess of £250,000-a-week to make a move to Molineux or anywhere else in the Premier League.
Some have felt that a move for Costa could be on the cards given his association with Jorge Mendes and the fact he is currently a free agent.
But even despite those things, the chances of Costa moving to the Black Country are extremely slim if the Mirror’s report is to be believed.
£250,000-a-week would make Costa by far and away Wolves’ highest-paid player.
Currently, Joao Moutinho is the top earner on £100,000-a-week according to Spotrac.
Costa was never going to be an easy signing
Costa to Wolves was probably always unlikely, but there is surely no chance the club would be forking out such a wage package, even if he was only joining for the second half of the current season.
It has to be said, even though he’s got previous in the Premier League, the 32-year-old is no longer the same player ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called ‘top-quality’ back in 2016 (Guardian).
Wolves have brought back Patrick Cutrone from his loan to Fiorentina, and hopefully the Italian will be able to hit the ground running to show that Costa was never worth consideration.