Diego Costa transfer odds: Wolves shock favourites to sign Atletico Madrid striker

Diego Costa transfer odds: Wolves shock favourites to sign Atletico Madrid striker

Odds suggest Diego Costa could transfer to Wolves this summer

He may be regarded by many as one of the best centre-forwards in world football on his day, but it looks like Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa may be going their separate ways this summer.

The permanent arrival of Alvaro Morata following his loan spell and the club record €120m purchase of Benfica’s teenage sensation Joao Felix may deem him surplus to requirements following an underwhelming second stint at the club. He returned from a prolific, trophy laden three year spell with Chelsea back to the Spanish capital last January for a then club record fee of £56m to much fanfare, but unfortunately it hasn’t really worked out how they planned.

A return of just 4 goals in 29 La Liga outings is a far cry from the 52 he netted in just 89 PL matches for his former employers, but despite this there’s still bound to be plenty of interest in him should he become available – which he appears to be. There’s been big changes at Atletico this summer with a number of first team players moving on to fund the next generation and despite being 30 years-old, Costa would still bring in a decent transfer fee.

In the past he’s been linked with moves to China and other European clubs but now it appears that a return to the Premier League could be on, with Europa League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers said to be interested in a transfer. The West Midlanders are in the market for attacking re-enforcements with them in need of bolstering the squad for their upcoming European campaign and pulling off the signing of Costa would be some coup.

Wolves have deep pockets which has already led to them making the loan signings of Raul Jimenez (£30m) and Leander Dendoncker (£12m) permanent this summer and Nuno Espirto Santo has plenty more budget to play with. Recruiting Costa would send out a big statement to the rest of the Premier League and the prospect of him linking up in attack alongside Jimenez and Diogo Jota will be a mouth watering one for fans of the club, who were watching their side play in the third tier of English football just five years ago.

The speculation surrounding this transfer is moving incredibly quickly and odds suggest that it could get over the line soon, with Wolves currently 5/6 favourites with Sky Bet to land the Spain international. A transfer fee in the region of £30m is being mooted which means that Atletico will take a significant hit financially, but at the same time he isn’t getting any younger and he comes into the summer on the back of a season that saw him score just one league goal.

But with him proven scorer in the Premier League he will be very appealing to Wolves and his physicality could see him form a mean partnership alongside Jimenez, so this is a really interesting potential transfer. This move could re-invigorate Costa’s career and it’s one that the odds are suggesting could happen, so hold onto your hats Wolves fans.

Wolves Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves enjoyed a superb return to the Premier League last season and have big ambitions going forward

Everton looking to hijack Costa transfer

Another Premier League team in the market for a new striker are Everton, with Marco Silva rumoured to be interested in making a move for the 30 year-old.

The Toffees finished three points and a place behind Wolves in the Premier League but just like their rivals, they can offer both Atletico and Diego Costa himself a significant financial package, so they’re serious contenders to come in for him. They’ve already been active in the transfer market by securing the permanent signing of Andre Gomes from Barcelona (£22m), whilst they continue to work on moves for Manchester City man Fabian Delph and free agent Danny Welbeck.

Just like Wolves, Everton have aspirations of breaking into the top six this season and their team looks exciting on paper. There he’d be lining up alongside Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson & Bernard in what looks like a well rounded forward line and you’d expect him to be a regular starter, which will only increase his chances of re-claiming a spot in the Spain squad for next summers European Championships.

Silva switched between the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun and Richarlison in the centre forward role last year and despite the latter faring quite well there, he’s keen to recruit a specialist in this position. Costa would certainly provide that, so will we see him lining up for a Premier League club in blue once again?

Sky Bet currently have the Toffees installed as second favourites to complete a move for Diego Costa this summer, offering odds of 9/1 for him to end up on Merseyside.

Marco Silva Everton

A new centre-forward is believed to be near the top of Marco Silva’s shopping list this summer

Full Diego Costa transfer odds:

(All odds taken from Sky Bet)

Wolves – 5/6

Everton – 9/1

West Ham – 16/1

Inter Milan – 33/1

Manchester United – 40/1

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