Rangers could have made move for Diego Costa

Rangers could have made move for Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa (L) celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Elche CF at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on December 19, 2020. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

While most Rangers fans wouldn’t have been paying attention to Wolves’ transfer window, the latest piece of news may raise an eyebrow, especially when fans were strongly advocating the addition of a striker.

The Molineux side made an attempt to sign free agent Diego Costa, but were denied pending appeal after the striker’s lack of action in the last year saw him refused a work permit by the home office.

What does this have to do with Rangers, of course…

While we’re not saying Diego Costa would have been the answer, there’s no question that his ability, when in form and injury free, is absolutely monstrous and would have eaten the SPL for breakfast.

Not only that, but the carrot of Champions League football would have been huge for a player of his calibre, and while his recent record in the game isn’t vintage (4 in 15 in Brazil and 21 in just over 80 for Atletico) at only 33 Costa would still be plenty for our domestic league to deal with and would be a good addition for the UCL as well.

As it stands, he can’t get into the UK anyway on those permit grounds, but for all the Rangers fans screaming for another striker, Costa would have been a big fillip.

He’s never injured so that helps, and his career numbers at his best are 20 in 26 and 20 in 35 for Chelsea.

Should we have gone for him?

Well we needed something – and the guy is a machine when he’s on his game.

But the fact Wolves attracted him without Champions League to boast suggests Rangers could have had a shout too.

And yes, we know the guy is a complete nutter of a boy, but Joey Barton didn’t work out too badly either now did he…

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  1. I cannot believe whoever wrote this thinks Joey B didn’t work out badly, for a guy that was supposed to be an enforcer and would stamp his authority across the SPL he disappeared with a lot less pomp and ceremony than his arrival. Costa is a quality player who’s best days are behind him but quality players never lose the quality, just the pace. He would be a good addition to most EPL teams at 33 and will scores goals for fun in the right team.

  2. Could have ,should have!?If he can’t get a f*****g work permit,why speculate!?If we had eggs,we could have had bacon and eggs if we had bacon!The problem now facing the bears won’t be solved by one or two new players!Against Celtic and Ajax,nobody turned up,get it……


  3. He would be a perfect fit for them,just like Barton ,Diouf,Hurlock etc Costa is the same as them,Just filthy people whose records speak for themselves.

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