Diego Costa is reportedly unlikely to stay with Wolves beyond his current deal, which expires in the summer.
The striker was signed by the club back in October, following a season-ending injury to Sasa Kalajdzic.
The Austria international suffered an ACL injury on his debut for Wolves against Southampton.
Wolves, having loaned out Fabio Silva and headed into the season with Raul Jimenez struggling for fitness, needed to get someone else in.
So they turned to the free agent market and landed Costa.
He hadn’t played since January 2022, but the club felt he could come in and do a job,
So far, Costa has made 11 appearances for Wolves and is still yet to open his account.
Largely, he has struggled to make a strong impact for Wolves. He was, however, excellent when he came on against Southampton on Saturday.
Journalist Dean Jones has been speaking about Costa’s future at Molineux.
He believes that at the moment, it is unlikely the veteran will be extending his contract.
He said: “I mean, it was always viewed as a short-term solution this one while they figured out how to move forward; it’s not impossible to get another year if things were to really pick up. But it’s still unlikely that he stays.”
Wolves should make a decision on Diego Costa at the end of the season
Costa hasn’t really delivered on the pitch for Wolves so far.
But his cameo against Southampton was very encouraging. Undoubtedly, he played a big part in the team’s comeback.
Maybe it is currently unlikely he won’t be staying at Wolves beyond the summer.
But no definitive decision on this should be taken until the end of the season.
There’s still a lot of football to be played and Costa may well have a big impact for Wanderers in the coming months.
The big thing with him is that, while he is obviously no longer the fearsome striker he was at Chelsea, he is undoubtedly a brilliant personality and a leader in the dressing room.
Ruben Neves said of him after his arrival: “He’s a fantastic player, a great character, he’s been amazing since the day he came in. I hope he can help us a lot with work and goals. He’s a big, big player and with his experience he can help his teammates.”
Costa seems to really enjoy being at Wolves. So if the club think he still has something to offer next season then maybe there will be an extension.