Transfer News: Following the horrific knee injury sustained by £15 million newcomer Sasa Kalajdzic, former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is expected to join Wolves.
The 25-year-old Kalajdzic sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Southampton at Molineux. The Austrian player moved to Wolves from Stuttgart last Wednesday. He is expected to miss the majority of the current campaign.
Raul Jimenez, 31, is left as a recognised striker after Fabio Silva joined Anderlecht on loan.
Jimenez, a Mexican international, complained of groin pain during Saturday’s pregame warmup. Wolves acted swiftly to give Costa, 33, the opportunity to show he can still compete in the Premier League.
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Tuesday, Costa will report to Wolves at their training facility in Compton. He will go through all the required medical examinations. Due to the fact that he hasn’t played any professional football since leaving Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro in January, Wolves will be concerned about his level of match fitness.
The Spain international is expected to receive a one-year contract from Wolves if all goes according to plan during his trial. If he performs well, there may be room for the West Midlands team to extend that contract.
Costa is a seasoned Premier League scorer who netted 52 goals in 89 outings for Chelsea between August 2014 and May 2017, earning two titles. He has struggled since then. He scored only 19 goals across all competitions for Atletico Madrid and his previous club.
Costa’s trophy collection is highly noteworthy. In addition to those two Premier League championships, he has also won two La Liga championships, three European Super Cups, the Brazilian championship, the Europa League, Copa del Rey, the Brazilian Cup, and the EFL Cup. Additionally, he has 24 senior Spain appearances to his belt.
What did Wolves’ medical team say?
The medical staff of Wolves made the following declaration on Sunday: “Late in the first half of the match against Southampton, Sasa experienced knee pain. He will meet a knee specialist tomorrow after scans. It might be an anterior cruciate injury .”
Sasa needs our help right now to recuperate, and we’ll keep you updated. It was felt that his body needed a few more days to recover after he felt a pain in his groin. He felt it during the warm-up. We did not want to put him at increased risk of injury,” said the coach.
“It was felt that his body needed a few more days to recover after he felt a pain in his groin during the warm-up.”
Wolves’ season got off to a rough start as they were winless in their first five games. The 1-0 win over Southampton has moved them up to 14th place in the standings. However, their difficult next four games include matches against Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham, and Chelsea.