By Harvey Byrne
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has given a huge injury update in his Friday press conference, claiming star attacker Helder Costa is “really, really close” to making his return.
The 23-year-old left-winger has not been available for the Midlands club since an April clash against Cardiff due to an ankle injury.
The cash-rich second tier side have started the new campaign well without him, sitting in second place after eight games with 17 points gained.
However, Costa’s return will provide a massive boost to the squad and manager Nuno revealed on Friday, as quoted by Express and Star journalist Tim Spiers via Twitter that the Portuguese national is set to return soon.
Nuno: "Helder is really, really close." pic.twitter.com/Deo7FJpA3X
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) September 22, 2017
Fans will of course be delighted to hear the news that Costa could soon be available after the Portugal Under-23 international had a fantastic debut campaign in England, scoring 12 goals while also returning 11 assists in 40 matches for the club.
The attacker impressed so much in his first season that after initially joining on loan Wolves broke there then transfer record the following January to sign him for £13million for Benfica.
He is also contracted to the club until 2021 and the trickster will now be keen to make a return himself in a bid to help Wolves with their promotion bid.
In other Wolves news, Nuno also confirmed that this 23-year-old was fit to face Barnsley.