WOLVES have been warned that signing Diego Costa can be a ‘harmful’ transfer.
Tony Cascarino has urged Nuno Espirito Santo to assume twice about providing Costa a contract after the 32-year-old was released on a free transfer by Atletico Madrid.
Wolves have been warned to assume twice about signing Diego CostaCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Wolves misplaced Raul Jimenez to a head damage sustained in opposition to Arsenal final month.
And SunSport solely revealed Costa is being lined up for a stunning Molineux switch to exchange the Mexican in assault.
The Spainiard scored 59 objectives in 120 video games whereas successful two Premier League titles beneath Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Earlier than his Stamford Bridge change, Costa scored 36 objectives in a single season as Atletico gained LaLiga in 2014.
The unstable striker returned to his previous membership in 2017 however struggled to duplicate his previous kind for Diego Simeone with simply 19 objectives in 81 video games.
Costa might now be set to resurrect his profession at Wolves, who boast quite a few gamers represented by his agent Jorge Mendes.
However former Chelsea striker Cascarino believes there are many warning indicators with a deal for Costa, warning Wolves they might reside to remorse their choice.
Cascarino advised TalkSport: “I believe it’s a really harmful match, if I’m trustworthy. Due to the expertise he had at Chelsea and the way in which he needed to go away the membership, the way in which he disappeared.
“Clearly it then turned bitter at Atletico and he turned an actual drawback, he performed comparatively little soccer this 12 months, he’s solely performed seven video games and obtained a few objectives.
“I don’t know if I might belief him, or belief what he’s going to be like if he got here to the soccer membership.
“If I used to be getting the Diego Costa who turned up at Chelsea, adopted Didier [Drogba], was an actual handful – nice! The followers liked him at Chelsea, you’d hear his identify throughout the stadium, he was their favorite participant.
“However the way in which he dealt with it, I’d be very suspicious of a 32-year-old whose contract has been ripped up.
“You possibly can argue that Eric Cantona left Leeds United in a really bitter approach, and Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson obtained an unbelievable participant who performed his greatest soccer… however I’m undecided Diego Costa has that very same mentality.
“It’s the sort of excessive danger transfer that if it comes off you’re a genius, but when it falls flat you’re an fool for taking him. Nuno must deal with a really tough participant.
“If Diego Simone felt Costa nonetheless might have accomplished a job for Atletico Madrid, he would have been determined to maintain him.
“However Atletico are nonetheless within the Champions League they usually have an opportunity to win the LaLiga title, Costa needs to tear up his contract and the membership has agreed. That rings alarm bells, for me.”