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Report: Wolves are keen on defensive midfielder Costa from Braga

Wolves are keen on Braga midfielder Samu Costa, according to a report from Spain.

Diario de Almeria claim that Jorge Mendes has already set the wheels in motion to try and bring the 20-year-old to Molineux.

Costa spent last season on loan with Almeria, a second tier team in Spain, who finished fourth in the Segunda last season.

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That doesn’t mean Costa would come cheap, however.

The report claims that Braga want 25 million euros (£21.5 million) for Costa.

That’s a lot to pay for a player who’s only 20, Wolves would hope Costa would improve a lot and have a bright future.

Costa is a central midfielder who can play as an anchor man or further forward, but he’s certainly not scared to put his foot in.

He was booked 15 times last season, so perhaps he would relish the physical nature of the Premier League.

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Costa represents a risk

This writer can’t profess to be an expert on Spanish second tier football or Costa’s qualities. He might be worth every penny.

But buying a raw player for over £20 million would represent a real risk.

Especially if he is the man chosen to replace Ruben Neves, with a bid from Arsenal reportedly expected this week.

It might be that Bruno Lage is a big fan of Costa. Lage worked wonders with young players at Benfica and might want some fresh blood to shake up the Wolves squad.

We don’t know yet. Costa is a Gestifute client, so he could be another Mendes masterstroke or perhaps a sign that the super-agent has too much control of Wolves’ transfer business now.