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Wolves transfer news: Wolves have Diego Costa work permit appeal accepted

Wolves have had their appeal to get Diego Costa a work permit accepted.

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who has tweeted the news in the last few minutes that many Wolves supporters have been waiting for.

Initially, Costa did not automatically qualify for a work permit having not featured for Spain since 2018. He had also last played in the Brazilian league with Atletico Mineiro.

Costa was reportedly just shy of the 15 points needed to get a permit.

Wolves appealed to a panel, and Romano now says the club have been successful.

The journalist adds that Costa will now fly to England tonight.

The 33-year-old had been due to fly in last night, but Wolves had decided to delay while waiting for the verdict.

Costa should have his medical at the club tomorrow, and all being well, he will sign a one-year deal at Molineux.

A huge boost for Wolves, now Diego Costa must pass medical

This is a big relief for Wolves, and now there is just the medical standing in the way of the club signing Costa for the rest of the season.

Hopefully, the niggling injuries he’s had over past couple of years will not scupper the move.

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Wolves are in desperate need of bringing someone in following the serious knee injury to new signing Sasa Kalajdzic.

Costa is perhaps the best possible option.

He is obviously no longer the player he was at Chelsea. But the veteran is hugely competitive and has won a lot in his career. He could be absolutely superb for the dressing room.