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Diego Costa resolves work permit issues and flies to Wolves on a one-year contract as the two-time Premier League winner tries to mend a timid squad


Diego Costa’s work permit appeal has been approved, allowing the former Chelsea striker to return to the Premier League with Wolves.

Costa was ready to be flown in as an emergency signing after the transfer window closed, but the deal met with a stumbling block at the Home Office.

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Costa is now able to complete his Prem comeback

Diego Costa resolves work permit issues and flies to Wolves on a one-year contract as the two-time Premier League winner tries to mend a timid squad

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Lage will be delighted after losing Sasa Kalajdzic

The former Spain international was not eligible for a work permit via the points system, with Wolves then having to appeal the decision.

That issue has now been resolved, with the striker now set to arrive in England for medical tests before putting pen to paper on a one-year contract.

Wolves had already signed a centre-forward during the summer window in the form of Sasa Kalajdzic in a £15million deal from Stuttgart, but the Austrian suffered a brutal ACL injury on his debut against Southampton.

The Midlands side had already managed to solve their goalscoring problems with the signing of striker Goncalo Guedes from Valencia for £27.5million.

However, the Portugal international is not a traditional striker like Costa, who returns to the Premier League where he won two titles between 2014 and 2017 and broke Chelsea’s striker curse.

Now 33, Costa has not played football since his contract with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro ended in January, but Wolves need help.

Diego Costa resolves work permit issues and flies to Wolves on a one-year contract as the two-time Premier League winner tries to mend a timid squad

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Lage really needs to sort out his team’s problems in front of goal

The team managed just 38 goals in 38 Premier League games last season and scored two less in the previous campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Things haven’t improved much this season either, with Lage’s side only finding the net three times in their opening six league games, and it’s hoped Costa can remedy that.

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