Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the signing of Diego Costa on a free transfer.
And Costa signed a contract linking him to Wolverhampton until the end of the season in a free deal because he was not linked to any team.
“We are delighted to have Diego Costa and his return to the Premier League,” said Wolverhampton president Jeff Shea.
He added: “A serial winner with tremendous experience at the highest level, Diego will bring something unique to the locker room and on the field.”
“We are looking forward to the impact he will have at Molino Stadium and the Training Center this season.”
Wolverhampton had to sign Costa after their Austrian striker Sasha Kalaidzic ruptured his cruciate ligament.
Kalaydzic joined Wolverhampton on the last day of the summer transfer market, and was injured after just 45 minutes with the team against Southampton.
Mexican Raul Jimenez is also away, as he has been suffering from muscle problems since the preparation period.
Thus, the Wolverhampton administration resorted to Costa, who has previous experience in the English Premier League in a Chelsea shirt.
Wolverhampton presented his new player with an exciting video clip showing Costa taming wolves, in reference to his current team nicknamed “Wolves”.
Costa, 33, has not been associated with any club since his departure from Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro last January.
Costa starred at Chelsea after joining him in the summer of 2014 from Atletico Madrid for 38 million euros.
Costa scored 59 goals in 120 games with Chelsea and assisted 23, and led him to crown the English Premier League 2015 and 2017.
Costa’s golden period with Atletico Madrid is between 2010 and 2014, then he played for him again between January 2018 and January 2021.
Costa scored a total of 83 goals in 216 games, assisted 38 goals, and won the league with Rojiblancos in 2014 after an absence of 18 years.
He also led Atletico Madrid to the 2014 Champions League final for the second time in its history, and won the 2013 King’s Cup with him, the 2018 European League, and the European Super Cup 3 times.
The Spanish-Brazilian striker has 24 international matches with La Roja, in which he scored 10 goals.
Costa participated in the 2014 and 2018 World Cup, which was his last appearance with the Spain national team.