Wolves look set to overlook out on two extra midfield targets with the Premier League-linked Enzo Fernandez and Guilherme Guedes heading to Benfica and Almeria respectively, in keeping with Fabrizio Romano and A Bola.
With Ruben Neves doubtlessly on his method, Joao Moutinho but to signal a brand new deal and Leander Dendoncker one other candidate to depart, the strain is on as Wolverhampton Wanderers look to herald much-needed midfield reinforcements earlier than their opening weekend journey to Leeds United on August 6.
But, after seemingly lacking out to Fulham for long-term switch goal Joao Palhinha – the Sporting Lisbon colossus who’s reportedly set to signal a four-year deal price £40,000-a-week at Craven Cottage within the coming days – it appears Bruno Lage can have no selection however to strike a line by way of two extra names on his summer season wishlist.
Benfica land Wolves goal Enzo Fernandez
Mathew Hobbs, Wolves chief scout and head of recruitment, was due on the River Plate workplaces this week to barter a deal for Enzo Fernandez. Labelled the best footballer in Argentina – and that features his Etihad-bound River team-mate Julian Alvarez – Wolves have been anticipated to set off his launch clause.
Unfortunately, it appears Lage’s former employers – Portuguese giants Benfica – have gotten there first. According to the all-seeing Romano, Benfica and River have reached an settlement over a £16 million payment.
And, simply to rub salt within the wounds, Guilherme ‘Gui’ Guedes is not going to be arriving at Molineux anytime quickly both. Wolves not too long ago held talks with the 20-year-old, a Portugal youth star who performs for Vitoria Guimaraes.
But Guedes, a shopper of Jorge Mendes, is on his strategy to Spain as a substitute. Newly-promoted Almeria, a aspect with the backing of a Saudi Arabian billionaire, will signal Guedes for an preliminary £2.5 million. A Bola claims that Fulham are additionally eager.
At least the Cottagers – in contrast to Wolves – can console themselves with the upcoming arrival of one in all Europe’s best defensive midfielders.
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