Wolves are now being linked with moves for a number of other free agent strikers following a key development in the Diego Costa saga.
The former Chelsea man has been rejected for a work permit ahead of a proposed move to Molineux.
Wolves are appealing against the decision, and the player is still flying to England tonight with a view to having a medical tomorrow.
Costa apparently didn’t have enough points on his application, but Wolves are hopeful of being granted an exception for the player.
But the club are now looking at other options in case the appeal is unsuccessful.
It was reported by The Telegraph this lunchtime that Andy Carroll is someone they are considering.
Carroll has been without a club since the summer after leaving West Bromwich Albion.
He had a short stint there, making 15 appearances and scoring three goals.
But according to 90min, there are three other players on Wolves’ radar.
They are former Spartak Moscow and FC Porto striker Ze Luis, Matej Vydra who was last at Burnley and three-cap Norway international Fredrik Gulbrandsen.
Obviously, all three can be signed right now since they’re all unattached.
Wolves must fight hard to win appeal for Diego Costa as report names Andy Carroll and three other possible alternatives
Ultimately Wolves might now be powerless to sign Costa. But hopefully the club will be able to put together a strong appeal against the rejection.
Because the alternatives are not great for Wolves.
The fact Costa is still flying to England despite the situation becoming complicated might suggest Wolves feels there’s a good chance of making a successful appeal.
He is a considerably better option than these other free agents. He’s also won a lot more, and his mentality could be ideal for the Wolves dressing room.