Date: 5th September 2022 at 7:05pm
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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is in line for a shock return to the Premier League at the age of 33, reports say.

According to The Guardian, the Spanish forward is set for a medical with Wolves this week, with Bruno Lage’s side in desperate need of attacking reinforcements.

The news comes just two days after Wolves’ new signing, Sasa Kalajdzic, suffered an ACL injury on his debut for the club against Southampton on Saturday.

The Austrian joins fellow striker Raul Jimenez on the treatment table, with the Mexican having picked up a groin injury in the build up to the game against Saints.

Costa, a former Spain international, hasn’t played professionally since departing former club Atletico Mineiro in January.

Costa enjoyed huge success during his time with Chelsea

During his spell in Brazil, Costa scored five goals in 19 matches for Mineiro, before leaving the club at the start of the year.

In London, though, it was a different story, as the striker scored 59 goals in 120 games for The Blues, as well as providing 23 assists.

The ex-Atletico Madrid man also holds the record for the most goals scored in a player’s first four Premier League games, with his tally of seven unmatched even by Erling Haaland, who netted six times in his first four games but now has ten goals to his name after six matches. .

Costa won two Premier League titles during his time in England, as well as lifting the League Cup in 2015.

He departed Chelsea for the Spanish capital in January 2018, returning to the club that Chelsea had bought him from four years earlier.

Wolves are in need of options up front, with no club having scored fewer goals than the three that Lage’s side have managed so far this season.

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