Wolves have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa on a one-year deal.
Costa could be set to face Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday if fixtures are given the green light.
Costa was a free agent after leaving Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in January, and has now joined Wolverhampton as emergency cover for injured frontman Sasa Kalajdzic, signing until the end of the season.
Austrian ace Kalajdzic, a £15million summer signing from Stuttgart, only just joined the club, but suffered a serious knee injury in Wolves in the 1-0 victory over Southampton.
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi told the club’s official website: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Diego Costa to Wolves, and back to the Premier League.
“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.”
Bruno Lage’s side were quickly linked with a move for Costa, as well as Andy Carroll, only for work permit issues to delay the move.
Costa’s lack of action since leaving Brazil in January meant he did not automatically qualify for a work permit to play in the English top flight.