Diego Costa ‘will be subject to his own mini-pre-season at Wolves’ after signing a one-year contract… as the striker looks to develop his fitness ahead of his FIRST game of 2022 against Manchester City
- Diego Costa will follow his own ‘mini pre-season’ physical training program
- The Spaniard arrived at Wolves without having played competitive football in 2022
- He joins Wolves after the club successfully appealed a work permit denial
Diego Costa will have little time to enjoy his recent arrival at Wolves as he is set to be sent on his own mini pre-season after returning to English football.
The Brazilian-born Spanish striker is set to be announced as a Wolves player in the coming days, having signed a one-year contract with the club, but will follow his own physical training program in order to be updated. .
Although he is yet to play competitive football in 2022 after leaving Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro in January, Costa could be in line to start his first game against Manchester City on September 17.
Diego Costa is set to undergo his own mini pre-season at Wolves to get up to speed
The two-time Premier League winner joins a side that have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net at times this season, managing just three goals in six games and just one win during that time.
Veteran midfielder Joao Moutinho, who has been at the club for four years now, added that the club were training to improve their finishing, saying: “We feel we are playing good football, we create chances but we don’t. “We didn’t score sometimes. That’s one of the things we need to improve.
“That’s what we train for every day, trying to be better or improve our finishing, improve everything about our game – and try to put that on the game.”
Costa has two Premier League titles to his name, both of which he won during his Chelsea days
“We know it’s difficult at times, but we keep going and try to do our best to get wins for us and for our fans.”
Joao Moutinho has revealed Shy Wolves are focused on finishing in training
The former Chelsea frontman was given a work permit after his appeal was upheld, with the FA initially deciding to reject his request after he failed to meet the necessary points quota.
He will wear the Premier League side’s No.29 shirt and will hope to return to his best form, which saw him score 52 goals in 93 games in 2014-17.
And while the 33-year-old may not be the same prolific goalscorer he was during his last spell in England, he will likely get the chance against Man City to show he can pressure Raul Jimenez. for a starting role up front.
And Wolves fans will be delighted to see the club sign a striker after the summer signing of Sasa Kalajdzic who suffered an unfortunate ACL injury on his debut against Southampton in what turned out to be Wolves’ only win in the league. season.
Austria international Kalajdzic had joined on August 31 for £16.2million but will now miss the majority of the season with the knee injury.
Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a serious knee injury in his debut game after signing for £16.2m