Diego Costa ‘would love to return to the Premier League and is waiting for a call’… putting Wolves and Arsenal on red alert for the free agent after his Atletico Madrid contract was terminated last month
- Striker Diego Costa reportedly would love to return to the Premier League
- 32-year-old is available for free after terminating his Atletico Madrid contract
- The former Chelsea man rejected offers from elsewhere and is ‘waiting for a call’
- It will put Premier League clubs on red alert, with Wolves and Arsenal linked
Diego Costa reportedly wants a return to the Premier League after leaving Atletico Madrid last month.
The former Chelsea striker was let go by Atleti in December after asking the club to tear up his £270,000-a-week contract due to ‘personal reasons’.
The 32-year-old’s sudden availability has sparked the interest of a host of Premier League clubs, with Sportsmail reporting on Wednesday that Wolves were contemplating a move while Arsenal have also been linked.
Diego Costa (above) would reportedly love to return to Premier League and is waiting for a call
And now trusted transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed Costa is eager on a return to the Premier League after already rejecting bids from overseas clubs.
‘He would love to return to the Premier League. He had some bids from Brazilian and Turkish clubs since the after he ended his contract with Atletico Madrid but he decided to wait a bit’, Romano told Sky Sports News.
‘He hopes to receive some bids from the Premier League. At the moment I don’t have anything confirmed about Wolves. There are a lot of rumours but nothing advanced.
Costa (above) is a free agent after terminating his contract at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo (left) is in the market for striker with Raul Jimenez (right) out
‘But for sure, Diego is waiting for a call from the Premier League. He would love to come back, he loves the atmosphere. Let’s see. It will be interesting to have this kind of striker available as a free agent right now.’
Securing such an established striker on a free transfer would be a coup for most clubs in the English top flight, with Costa scoring 58 times in 120 games as he helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles during his time at the club.
The forward has also found success elsewhere, particularly during his first stint at Atleti where he helped scored 27 goals in their 2014 title-winning season.
Costa (left) has experience of playing in England having won two league titles at Chelsea
Costa didn’t meet those levels during his second spell, after joining the La Liga following a fall-out with then-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
Wolves are desperate to bolster their striking options with main man Raul Jimenez still sidelined following a horrific head collision earlier this season, leaving 18-year-old Fabio Silva as their current first choice.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could move for a striker after struggling for goals for much of the season and boss Mikel Arteta expected to make reinforcements.
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