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What Matt Jarvis said about Diego Costa, with striker set for stunning move to Molineux

Diego Costa to Wolves appears likely to happen.

The club have moved for the 33-year-old free agent, after Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut against Southampton on Saturday.

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The Austrian centre-forward is facing a lengthy lay-off, which has prompted the club to make a move on former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid star Costa.

He’s been without a club since terminating his contract with Atletico Mineiro in January.

Wolves officials will now assess his fitness when he comes for a medical tomorrow.

It is a story that has prompted a big reaction.

Costa was once of the most feared strikers in world football. He was a major handful for defenders during his prime, and would regularly rile up opposition players and fans.

He is undoubtedly a controversial figure. But that is partly why so many people would love to see him back in English football.

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It would be interesting to get the thoughts of former Molineux winger Matt Jarvis about Costa.

That’s because he actually called for Wolves to sign the star in January 2021 following the awful head injury to Raul Jimenez.

He said on Stadium Astro: “I fully expect Wolves to sign a striker in January. He’s a fantastic player. He would be a good option, I don’t know if he is someone Nuno would want. But he would be a fantastic option. As a short-term. He’s a goalscorer. He knows how to do that role as a lone striker.

Of course in the end, Wolves went and signed Willian Jose on loan from Real Sociedad that window.

He struggled under the weight of expectation at Molineux, scoring just one goal in 18 games.

Wolves are right to be targeting Diego Costa

The injury to Kalajdzic is a huge shame, and Wolves are right to be turning to the free agent market and Costa.

He’s not the player he was at Chelsea, but Wolves don’t have many other options.

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He knows the league, he’s someone that’s won a lot of titles and he’s a competitor.

As Jarvis said in January 2021, he could be a fantastic option for the short-term.