Diego Costa’s move to Wolves is in doubt after the striker’s work permit application was REFUSED due to the post-Brexit points-based system… but the club are appealing the decision as the player is due to arrive in England on Wednesday
- Wolves feared Diego Costa would not be allowed to play in England
- Fears were reportedly realized when Costa’s work permit application was denied
- Players must score at least 15 points across six criteria to be eligible to move
- Players who score between 10 and 14 points in the process can appeal
- Southampton’s Nathan Redmond will fly to Besiktas to seal a one-year deal
Diego Costa is expected to find out on Wednesday if he can join Wolves after initially failing to qualify for a work permit.
The former Chelsea striker has agreed to join the Midlands club until the end of the season to replace summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic, who suffered a serious knee injury on his debut.
But Costa does not meet the criteria needed to qualify for a permit under the FA’s rules for overseas players.
Diego Costa’s move to Wolves is in doubt after his work permit application was reportedly rejected
Bruno Lage and Wolves are appeal decisions after the 33-year-old failed to score enough points
That’s because he didn’t play enough first-team football last year.
He is expected to fly to England on Wednesday to complete the move, but the deal depends on Wolves convincing an FA panel he should be given clearance.
The club hope Costa’s past performance will give him the green light to play in England.
According to the report, the 33-year-old is due to fly to the UK on Tuesday evening
Players must score at least 15 points across six criteria in the FA’s post-Brexit points-based system
Costa has won five league titles in three countries in his career, where he has won 26 caps – two of them for Brazil before moving to Spain in 2013.
Wolves can sign Costa outside of the transfer window as he is a free agent after leaving Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in January.
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond will fly to Istanbul for medical treatment with Besiktas on Wednesday morning after signing a one-year deal.
Wolves are keen to sign a striker after new signing Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a cruciate ligament injury