Kevin Campbell expects Leeds United and Wolves to be considering moves for Diego Costa in January.
The former Arsenal and Everton forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Marcelo Bielsa will be in the market for a striker this month with Patrick Bamford the only out-and-out striker in the first team currently.
Costa’s exit from Atletico Madrid was confirmed last week after the two parties agreed to mutually terminate their contract which was due to run until June of this year.
Fabrizio Romano told Sky Sports on Monday that the Spain international, who is now a free agent, wants to return to the Premier League.
The Brazilian-born centre-forward scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for Chelsea during a four-year spell at Stamford Bridge between 2014 and 2018.
When asked by Football Insider which – if any – Premier League clubs would likely be interested in signing Costa, Campbell said: “Wolves or Leeds.
“Those are the two clubs in the Premier League that I can see being interested in Diego Costa.
“I do not think the top clubs would be interested because he is not the same Diego Costa that was at Chelsea. While he is still a handful he has had his fair share of injury problems of late. It is a case of when you can get him out on the pitch.
“You would have to pay quite a significant price to sign him and I also think there are only a couple of clubs who need a striker like him. I think Wolves are one and the other is Leeds.
“If Patrick Bamford loses form or suffers an injury, Leeds are stumped. Signing Diego Costa could be a good move for them.”