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Wolves: Fans react to transfer report on Carlos Vinicius

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Supporters of Wolverhampton Wanderers have been reacting to a transfer report which has linked the Old Gold with Benfica centre-forward Carlos Vinicius.

According to Record, as cited by Sport Witness, Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on signing the 25-year-old Brazilian from the Liga NOS outfit.

As stated in the report, the Portuguese club is looking to plug a hole in their finances with player sales and the sale of Vinicius would supposedly solve the problem.

However, Benfica are after an injection of around €60 million (£53.4m), which is how much they believe their forward to be worth.

Despite his price tag being rather high, it is believed that the Old Gold are ‘willing to shell out’ such a fee to secure the Brazilian’s arrival at Molineux.

Although, as speculated by Sport Witness, any fee that high may be dependent on the departure of the club’s star Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, who has been linked with Juventus in recent weeks (per Tuttosport).

Despite having four seasons left on his contract following the conclusion of this term, Vinicius only has a market value of £14.4 million (per Transfermarkt).

So, when the rumour was shared to Wolves fans on social media (via @TalkingWolves), supporters aired their reactions to the reported transfer interest.

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If the arrival of Carlos Vinicius meant the departure of Raul Jimenez, would you want it to happen?

Yes, that would be a good deal

Yes, that would be a good deal

No, we need to keep hold of Jimenez

No, we need to keep hold of Jimenez

This season, it would be fair to say that the Brazilian has been in stellar form in the Liga NOS, having bagged an impressive 15 goals and four assists in 22 appearances.

While the 25-year-old has only been the seventh-best performer for Benfica in the league this season, his 7.21/10 average rating suggests that the Brazilian is a considerable talent (per WhoScored).

The same average rating for the Old Gold in the Premier League and the player would be Wolves’ fourth-best performer behind Adama Traore, Jimenez and Willy Boly.

However, while the majority of Wolves supporters seemed keen on the prospective transfer, others were worried about the future of Jimenez.

As can be seen in the majority of responses from these Wolves fans, though, they are keen on the idea of signing Vinicius.

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