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Wolves can finally replace Jota with Douglas Costa

Wolves are currently enduring a torrid time, and with just two wins in their last ten games, the pressure is mounting on Nuno Santo.

Fortunately, they have a January transfer window to try and turn things around.

What’s the word?

Wolves were reportedly interested in signing Brazilian flanker Douglas Costa during the summer market.

However, they may now have an opportunity to land the Brazilian on loan in January.

That’s because his current loan spell with Bayern Munich is not playing out as Juventus would have hoped, and thus, they want to send him to either the Premier League or La Liga.

That is according to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via Sport Witness) who suggest that above all, Wolves and Manchester United are interested in luring him to England.

Should Wolves sign Douglas Costa?

Yes please

Yes please

No way

No way

That being said, it might be difficult for the Molineux outfit because of his £184k-per-week wages.

Dream Jota replacement

When Wolves let Diogo Jota leave for Liverpool in the summer, it seemed to be a deal that suited all parties.

The Portuguese wasn’t a regular in the side towards the back end of 2019/20 and Jeff Shi was getting a fee of £41m for his services.

Yet, since he left, it’s pretty evident that Liverpool got the best deal. Jota has already netted a Champions League hat-trick and has nine goals across all competitions.

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Clearly, with Raul Jimenez now out, they are lacking an attacking lynchpin, someone like Jota who could take the game by the scruff of the neck.

As good as Adama Traore and Pedro Neto are, even they are struggling to pull Wolves through their current rut.

Yet, with a player like Costa, he could change their fortunes around. Similarly to Jota, he is a dynamic winger capable of terrorising the opposition.

The 30-year-old has started just six times while on loan at Bayern this term, but his sheer ingenuity is frightening. Words from Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu and Bayern expert Philip Rober typify that. Lucescu claimed he was “ruthless” a few years ago before Rober hailed his greatest attributes.

He said: “Great dribbling skills, explosive pace – both over short and long distances – and a powerful shot in both feet, allied to the ability to beat defenders and a set-piece threat, make him a potent asset.”

Jota was a player with plenty of pace, while his ability to beat players is remarkable. Like Costa, they have a habit of turning games on their head with their dazzling skills.

For instance, despite his minimal game time this term, the 31-cap Brazil international has still managed 0.9 dribbles per game. At his peak, he managed 3.4 dribbles a match – a tally that usurps Jota’s best Premier League season average by a rate of 1.5.

This would undoubtedly be a good signing from Shi, even if it is just for half a season.

AND in other news, Shi can save Wolves’ season with swoop for “magic” £27m beast, he “can create panic”…

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