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Wolves: Lage should unleash Diego Costa

Wolverhampton Wanderers have begun their second season under Bruno Lage with a bit of a whimper, only recording their first Premier League victory against Southampton in their last outing.

Their goalscoring woes have continued over from last season, where they only netted 38 league goals, with a solid rear-guard preventing them from slipping into any relegation trouble.


With just the three goals in six matches, Lage has still to correct this massive problem Wolves suffer from, and that’s despite the signings of Goncalo Guedes and Sasa Kalajdzic (he will now miss the majority of the campaign due to injury) during the summer.

The injury to the Austrian frontman led Lage to secure a deal to bring striker Diego Costa to Molineux, and the manager will be ready to unleash him against Manchester City tomorrow lunchtime

On the Chalkboard

Costa is no stranger to the Premier League, playing for Chelsea in two different spells, winning two league titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Add in two La Liga crowns, a Europa League title and three European Super Cups and Lage has himself a serial winner in the squad.

The £50k-per-week hitman has scored 197 senior goals for club and country since 2006 and despite not playing a match in 2022, he can still offer an excellent goal threat.

During his latest spell, at Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro, he scored five goals in 19 appearances before having his contract terminated after only five months.

In ordinary circumstances, Lage would have given the 33-year-old plenty of time to get up to speed fitness-wise, but he doesn’t have the luxury due to injuries.

Will Costa start for Wolves tomorrow?

Yes

Yes

No

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Mourinho once called Costa an “animal” and with his predatory instincts around the penalty box, the now AS Roma manager was absolutely spot on.

It is clear that Wolves need someone with a killer intuition to improve their woeful goal tally this season, and Costa fits the bill perfectly if unleashed against Pep Guardiola’s City juggernaut, he can terrorise their defence and create plenty of opportunities.

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