Wolves confirm Diego Costa signing on one-year deal

Jude Summerfield
Costa is back in the Premier League
Costa is back in the Premier League / Denis Doyle/GettyImages

Wolves have completed the signing of former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa on a deal until the end of the season.

Costa has been without a club since January after leaving Atletico Mineiro and gives manager Bruno Lage much needed depth up front.

New signing Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut and fitness issues continue to dog Raul Jimenez, so Costa has been brought in as a free agent to boost Wolves' attacking options.

Costa told Wolves' website: “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 for him.

“But when he [Bruno Lage] told me about returning to the Premier League since this 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.”