Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing an enormous bid to raid Juventus for Brazilian attacker Douglas Costa this summer – as they look to replace Diogo Jota following the latter’s move to Liverpool.
Jota, 23, completed a £45million move to Liverpool last week in a move that was somewhat out of the blue. The attacker caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp after netting 16 goals last season, as well as laying on six assists for his teammates.
It leaves Wolves with the need to bring in a replacement and 31-time Brazil international Costa has been identified as a replacement. Andrea Pirlo is keen to sell the former Bayern Munich man, given his huge £105,000-a-week contract (CM).
Manchester United have been linked with Costa this summer, but it appears Wolves are preparing a huge £32million-plus-bonuses offer to sign the South American star from Pirlo’s side. He has entered the final two years of his contract.
TBR’s view – Costa would be a sensational signing
Forget his age, wages and transfer fee, Costa would be a stunning signing for Wolves. The attacker boasts a combination of enormous quality, title-winning experience and a winning mentality that has seen him shine in Germany and Italy.
A glittering career has seen Costa win 10 league titles throughout his career – five with Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, three in Italy and two in Germany. Adding that kind of know how to Wolves will be an enormous boost.
He is worth the fee despite his age, and would be a stunning replacement for Jota – especially as he can play up front or as a wing back.