Wolves have made the f***ing brilliant signing of former Chelsea striker Diego Costa to help ease their striker crisis.
Costa has signed a deal until the end of the season having been a free agent.
Wolves had to appeal for a work permit after the 33-year-old did not automatically qualify and his initial application was rejected.
The Premier League club announced the signing of Costa on social media with a pretty eerie video…
It's official. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/FXcgReSlsr
— Wolves (@Wolves) September 12, 2022
He told the club’s official site: “It’s a first-class club with very good players who know how to play football and having the chance to play in the Premier League again was the main thing.
“Obviously, the club influenced my decision, especially knowing I will be able to adapt a lot more easily here not only from a technical point of view, the quality of the players but also from the fact that a lot of the players are Portuguese and that will make my transition that much smoother.
“It wasn’t in the best terms possible on accounts of a player’s injury which, unfortunately, I can only wish him nothing but the best.
“But when he (Bruno Lage) told me about returning to the Premier League since this (is) a championship I have related to quite a bit, always liked it and followed.
“No matter how much I enjoyed playing in Madrid, I felt discouraged, but this motivated me. It lit that fire within me.”
Costa arrives with Wolves having lost new £15million signing Sasa Kalajdzic to a serious knee injury. The striker suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear on his debut, a 1-0 win over Southampton.
Raul Jimenez is also struggling for form and fitness with Lage’s side scoring just three goals in their opening six Premier League games.
Costa has been available since January after leaving Atletico Mineiro in Brazil. He won two Premier League titles with Chelsea and scored 58 goals in 120 games in three years at Stamford Bridge.
One date Costa will surely have instantly marked down on his calendar is March 4.
Wolves are scheduled to host Tottenham that day and the experienced striker will be extremely motivated to get one over his former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Costa’s Blues exit was very acrimonious, to say the least.
After reportedly asking his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club, he was dropped by Conte before receiving a text message from the Italian, who informed Costa he was surplus to requirements.
The 33-year-old had only been in west London for three years before finding out he was no longer needed, with Conte basically saying: ‘You can’t quit, because you’re fired’.
Speaking in 2021, Costa told Marca: “It was a very bad moment, but it wasn’t my fault.
“I was wrong going to Chelsea, because of their way of dealing with things. Cholo [Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t love you, it’s clear and he shows it.
“At Chelsea it was the opposite. I had the option of returning to Atleti and when Chelsea told me to go back to training with the reserves, I was clear that I was going back to Atletico, even though there were other offers.
“If not, I would’ve stayed in Brazil with my family. I had to live my whole life with my family. I have other values that no money can buy.”