Diego Costa’s Wolves work permit rejected due to lack of international appearances | Transfer Center News

Diego Costa’s move to Wolves hit a snag after the Spain international was refused a work permit, with the club appealing the decision.

Wolves had hoped to sign the 33-year-old in time for Saturday’s game at Liverpool after summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic was ruled out by an ACL injury sustained in their win over Southampton last weekend.

But even before he was offered a contract, there were reports the club were concerned about the prospect of getting a work permit, given he hasn’t played a professional game since December 12. Last year.

Wolves have appealed to the Football Association and are hoping to overturn the original decision. They are expected to have a definitive response within 48 hours.

Costa is a free agent after leaving Atletico Mineiro in January. He played 19 times and scored five goals for them in the 2021 season before his contract was terminated after just five months.

Despite being linked with fellow Brazilian Corinthians, he remained without a club. last august, Mark reported that he is close to signing a deal with La Liga midfielder Rayo Vallecano.

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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.

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