Without a club since the termination of his contract with Atlético Mineiro last January, the Spanish international striker (24 caps, 10 goals) of Brazilian origin Diego Costa is bouncing back to Wolverhampton.
The Premier League club announced on Monday the recruitment of the 33-year-old player, notably from Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea, two league titles at stake in the two clubs (2014 and 2021 with “Atléti”, 2015 and 2017 with the Blues). Diego Costa, nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2014, signed up for one season.
He replaces Sasa Kalajdzic, long-term injured
Wolves had been looking for an attacking reinforcement after the injury of their Austrian rookie Sasa Kalajdzic, victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee on the first day of the Championship.
For his return to the Premier League, Diego Costa could very quickly come across his former club: Wolverhampton, current 14th, has an appointment on October 8 with Chelsea in its former garden at Stamford Bridge (10th day).