Darren Bent thinks 32-year-old would suit Everton, Tottenham and Wolves
Darren Bent has told TalkSPORT that Diego Costa would suit a club like Tottenham Hotspur, Everton or Wolverhampton Wanderers – after the veteran Spanish striker was released from his Atletico Madrid contract.
Costa, 32, is without a home after Diego Simeone’s side decided to rip up his £270,000-a-week contract (Sun) earlier this week. The former Chelsea ace had managed just two goals in only seven appearances this season.
The Sun claim that Wolves are interested in signing Costa, given they will be without Raul Jimenez for a considerable amount of time. Spurs and Everton boast England’s top two strikers, in Harry Kane and Dom Calvert-Lewin.
Ex-Tottenham striker Bent thinks that his old club should consider bringing Costa to North London despite signing Carlos Vinicius in the summer. He also thinks Everton and Wolves should have a look at the powerhouse forward.
“Any of the top six should go for him, especially as his contract has been ripped up so you don’t have to pay any money for him,” Bent said. “Premier League experience and can score goals – I’d bring him in in a heartbeat.
“Spurs would take him, Wolves, even Everton just on the off chance that something happens to Calvert-Lewin. He still has something. Spurs brought Bale in – they’re paying a lot more for him than they’d have to for Costa.”
TBR’s view – Which Premier League club needs Costa most?
Clearly, Wolves need him. It seems a good fit with Jimenez on the sidelines – and the fact Wolves have many Spanish and Portuguese talking players. But who else could do with a striker in the ilk of Costa?
Spurs have Kane and Vinicius, while Everton have Calvert-Lewin – the latter could do with cover. But is Costa going to join a side as back-up? No chance – unless you are talking about Liverpool or Manchester City.
Wolves is the obvious fit, if he is to return to the Premier League – and it hard to see past Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
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