Following last season's impressive Premier League seventh-placed finish and FA Cup semi-final run, Nuno Espirito Santo's charges have reported for pre-season training ahead of a busy campaign which will see Wolves compete on four fronts.
As well as the league, the League Cup and the FA Cup, Wanderers will be taking part in European competition for the first time since 1980, with either Crusaders of Northern Ireland or B36 Torshavn of the Faroe Islands awaiting in the second qualifying round of the Europa League (official Wolves website).
The Wolves Twitter channel welcomed the players back to work:
And, later on, posted footage of Costa foolishly making fun of big Willy and getting his just desserts not long after:
With Wolves fans having experienced a superb campaign last time out, excitement is high for 2019-20 and some of the Old Gold faithful had their say:
Welcome back lads oh how I’ve missed you— Jacquie Conner (@ConnerJacquie) 27 June 2019
Good to see them back and glad Costa and Cav were there. I hope they stay for now but think Costa could do with a loan out to get him back in form but would hate to sell him because he is a good player when in form.— Porta1987 (@twitchPorta1987) 27 June 2019
Welcome back lads!!! Start of another amazing adventure this season!!! ️⚫️⚫— Zak Hasnaoui (@hasnaoui_zak) 27 June 2019
The boys are back in town— David Dunn (@DavidDu46005674) 27 June 2019
Good to see Costa there— Jacyn Talbot (@Jacyn8) 27 June 2019
Any harder and he'd have nudged him on the M6 northbound— (@ItsRobbieAyit) 27 June 2019
trying to injure him so he fails his medical at leeds!?— nsshsjshhshs (@nsshsjshhshs) 27 June 2019
Stamping on the haters like...— WanderersWeekly (@WanderersWeekly) 27 June 2019
Hope we don't sell him. I would loan him give him a chance to get back on form because when on form he is a good player.— Porta1987 (@twitchPorta1987) 27 June 2019
Kicking Costa back down to the championship like— Jamie (@Jay_Cooper_) 27 June 2019
Costa, who first arrived at Molineux in 2016 from Benfica, is widely reported to be on Leeds United's radar (Leeds Live) and is thought to be high on Marcelo Bielsa's transfer shortlist.
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