‘Contract Has Been Signed’: Fabrizio Romano Confirms Wolves Signing of Ex-Chelsea ‘Monster’ Striker

Diego Costa

Wolves have completed the signing of former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, reports Fabrizio Romano. The Spaniard will return to the Premier League after having left the London side back in 2017.

Wolves Close to Confirming Diego Costa Signing

Costa to Arrive as Sasa Kalajdzic Replacement

The 33-year-old has been a free agent since January after having left Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in the winter transfer window. After being unable to get his ideal move in January or even in the summer transfer window, Costa has finally hit the jackpot and will look to tend to unfinished business in England with Wolves.

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He has already completed his medical tests with the English side and signed his one-year contract which will expire in June 2023. The forward has been brought in as a replacement for Wolves’ summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic, who suffered an unfortunate ACL injury in his debut match and will be out of action for a long time. But Bruno Lage has opted to bring in a highly experienced striker who knows how to thrive in the league, having won it twice with Chelsea.

Costa’s Admirable Career Recapped

The former Spain international has had quite a memorable career so far, having made over 490 domestic appearances as well. Costa earned his reputation with his heroics at Atletico Madrid – famously helping them win the 2013/14 La Liga title and scoring 27 league goals in that campaign. That attracted the attention of Chelsea, who roped him in to lead the line for them.

Costa would go on to have a prolific period with the Blues, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances for them. That included 52 goals in 89 Premier League appearances, helping Chelsea win the Premier League title twice in the space of three seasons. But the 33-year-old left Stamford Bridge in 2017 after having a dispute with the club and opted to return to Atletico.

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He spent the next four seasons with the Spanish side and even won the 2020/21 La Liga title with them. In his domestic career, Costa has scored 145 goals and even netted ten times in 24 appearances for Spain. The Spaniard has been dubbed as a ‘monster’ in the past by Gary Neville and will bring a lot of experience to Wolves, helping create a menacing front-line alongside the likes of Raul Jimenez and Goncalo Guedes.