Diego Costa set for Wolves medical treatment ahead of potential contract offer after Sasa Kalajdzic injury | Soccer News

Diego Costa will undergo a medical with Wolves on Tuesday.

If Costa passes his medical, Wolves are more than likely to offer him a contract as they look to replace new signing Sasa Kalajdzic, who will visit a knee specialist after suffering an ACL injury this weekend. end.

Costa is a free agent and Bruno Lage’s side are able to strike a deal to sign him outside the transfer window.

Wolves had been looking for a new striker since the start of the summer and believed they had found the answer by bringing in Kalajdzic from Stuttgart in a £15.5m deal plus add-ons.

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But the Molineux club confirmed in a statement on Sunday that the 6ft 7in striker picked up his long-term injury on his debut against Southampton, which Wolves won 1-0.

The setback was a double whammy for Wolves on Saturday, with Lage losing striker Raul Jimenez to injury in the warm-up, with the Mexican striker struggling with intermittent injury problems since the start of pre-season this summer.

“Sasa suffered knee pain at the end of the first half against Southampton. Unfortunately scans reveal an injury to his anterior brace and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow. [Monday]reads a statement from Wolves. “We now need to support Sasa in her recovery and more updates will follow.

Wolves have lost new £15.5million striker Sasa Kalajdzic to an ACL injury
New Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on Saturday

“Raul’s pre-season has been cut short by a knee injury, which means he continues to develop his resilience and ability to recover quickly during congested periods in the game.

“It was estimated that his body needed a few more days to recover after experiencing pain in his groin during the warm-up and we didn’t want to put him at an increased risk of injury.”

What has Costa been up to lately?

Diego Costa celebrates after scoring against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016
Costa won two Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2015 and 2017

Since leaving Chelsea in the summer of 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 five times in 19 games but saw his contract terminated in January this year.

Costa has spent the past eight months away from football but could make a stunning return to the Premier League if his trial is successful.

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