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Wolves could have two years of Diego Costa as report reveals contract clause

Diego Costa is on the verge of becoming a Wolves player, with the striker having undergone a medical today.

The star jetted into the UK last night after receiving the green light over a work permit.

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Initially Costa did not quality for one automatically.

But Wolves appealed to a panel, who then issued one.

Costa has had tests today and assuming nothing flagged up, he will sign a contract with Wolves and join as a free agent.

And UOL Esporte are reporting this afternoon that Costa will sign a deal until the end of the season.

But there is also potential for Costa to have another season with Wolves. An automatic renewal clause is apparently in place, and is dependent on the player achieving certain goals.

Wolves have made the very exciting move for Costa following a huge blow for Sasa Kalajdzic.

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Just days after signing him from Stuttgart, the striker suffered an ACL injury on his debut against Southampton.

The star will be out for months, forcing Wanderers to turn to the free agent market since the transfer window had closed.

Costa could either be announced later this evening or tomorrow.

It remains to be seen if he will be part of the matchday squad to face Liverpool on Saturday. He is perhaps unlikely to, given his lack of match sharpness.

An interesting claim regarding Diego Costa’s Wolves contract

So Wolves fans may get to feast their eyes on Costa for two seasons.

It will be interesting if the player does indeed have an automatic renewal clause inserting into the deal.

Initially it had seemed that Wolves had only wanted to bring him in on a deal until the end of the season to cover Kalajdzic.

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But perhaps they see him as someone who could be invaluable for the dressing room.

Of course, Costa is now 33 and is no longer the player he was when he was last in English football.

He could well flop, so it would be slight risk from Wolves to have such a clause. But if it was the only way that Costa would come, then it was probably worth agreeing to.