Wolves: Diego Costa will 'totally change' mentality at Molineux

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Wolves striker Diego Costa could be a game-changer for the club, believes journalist Dean Jones.

They have struggled for goals under manager Bruno Lage, but Jones thinks there could be an improvement there and to their mentality following the 33-year-old’s arrival at Molineux.

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Wolves recently signed Costa on a free transfer, with chairman Jeff Shi hailing his winning pedigree and experience.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Diego Costa to Wolves, and back to the Premier League,” Shi told the club’s official website.

“A serial winner with a wealth of experience at the highest level, Diego will bring something unique to our dressing room and on the pitch, and we look forward to his impact at Molineux and Compton this season.”

Wolves were in desperate need of another centre-forward after Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a knee ligament injury against Southampton at the start of the month. Thanks to Costa’s arrival, they now have that.

What has Jones said about Costa and Wolves?

Jones thinks Costa is just what Wolves, who were one of the lowest scorers in the Premier League last season, need.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the transfer insider said: “It’s a gamble in terms of what he can bring physically. He hasn’t played enough football for us to really know how he’s going to cope, but this team has absolutely no cutting edge.

“It’s got no instinct for goals and there’s no fight to win, but Diego Costa totally changes that and brings a new mentality to the club and to that starting XI if he gets in it.”

Is Costa a gamble?

With the former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea player having not played a game of football since January, he is.

However, given the position Wolves are in and what he could potentially bring, it is one worth taking.

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Costa is obviously familiar with the Premier League from his time at Chelsea and has a very good track record in the division.

In 89 appearances, the Spain international scored an impressive 52 goals, helping the Blues to two titles. Had it not been for a falling out with ex-manager Antonio Conte and his desire to leave Stamford Bridge, that tally could have been much higher.

Whether he can replicate that kind of form at Molineux remains to be seen. But, again, Wolves needed a new striker after the window had closed, so picking up Costa on a free transfer was a no-brainer.

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