Wolves linked with surprise Andy Carroll move if Diego Costa pursuit fails

Wolves have reportedly targeted Andy Carroll after formidable forward, Diego Costa, had his initial application for a work permit rejected.

In a massive move, the Midlands club have attempted to secure the signature of one of Spain’s hottest strikers. Although the 33-year-old has fallen slightly down the footballing mountain since his Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, he’d hope a return to the Premier League could help him rediscover his form of old.

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The physical player possesses an exquisite footballing IQ, a huge amount of aggression, and knows exactly where the goal is. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Bruno Lage is doing his damnedest to bring him to Molineux Stadium following an ACL injury to new signing Sasa Kalajdzic.

However, following Brexit, overseas footballers have had to secure a number of governing body endorsement (GBE) points. Wolves are appealing the decision. But having so far not scored high enough to bag his work visa, the club may are looking at other plans.

Wolves want Andy Carroll

According to The Telegraph, the side have locked their aim on one of the more experienced forward players in the country. Carroll has scored 54 goals in his 248 appearances in the Premier League, and would undoubtedly like to return to the top flight of English football.

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The 6ft 4in giant’s career hasn’t quite gone the way he’d have liked it to. In 2011, he signed for Liverpool for £35 million, but failed to live up to his potential. His time in football has been blighted by consistent injuries. After leaving the Reds, he has since played for West Ham, Newcastle, Reading and West Brom.

This would ultimately make a potential transfer controversial, as Wolves and the Baggies are notoriously fierce rivals. However, a new challenge could provide the motivation necessary for the 33-year-old to contribute in the top flight of English football.

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