Diego Costa’s move to Wolves has caused so much trouble that the club have appealed the decision after the Spain international was denied a work permit.
Wolves had been hoping to sign the 33-year-old for Saturday’s game at Liverpool, with summer signing Sasa Kalajdic out after suffering an ACL injury in last weekend’s win over Southampton.
However, even before the contract was presented, there were reports that the club was concerned about the possibility of obtaining a work permit as it had not played any professional game since December 12 last year.
Wolves have appealed to the FA and hope the original decision will be overturned. You are expected to receive a final reply within 48 hours.
Costa is a free agent after leaving Atletico Mineiro in January. He made 19 appearances and scored five goals in the 2021 season before his contract was terminated five months later.
Although linked with the Brazilian club Corrents, he remains without a club. Last August, Brand name The La Liga mid-table side are reportedly close to signing a deal with Rayo Vallecano.
What is Costa doing recently?
In the year After leaving Chelsea in 2017, Costa spent three-and-a-half years at Atletico Madrid, scoring 19 goals in 81 appearances in all competitions, before his contract was mutually terminated in December 2020.
The striker joined Atletico Mineiro in August 2021 and scored 5 goals in 19 appearances, but saw his contract terminated in January this year.
Costa has spent the last eight months away from football but could make a stunning move back to the Premier League.