With Schalke’s long, inevitable relegation from the Bundesliga recently confirmed, Mascarell is now set to be available for a transfer at the end of the season.
And reports believe that Wolves are keen on bringing the Spaniard, who’s able to play in several different positions, to Molineux this summer to bolster their injury-hit squad.
Mascarell has made 72 appearances following his move from Eintracht Frankfurt, and has previous experience of playing in England during a brief stint on loan with Derby County back in 2014-2015 under Steve McClaren.
Wolves have suffered a number of key injuries this term, and with the 28-year-old offering versatility, he could prove an extremely shrewd signing from Nuno Espirito Santo.
Pinder believes that Mascarell will be one of the first sold this summer, and with just 14 months remaining on his Schalke deal, Santo’s men could therefore sign him for an extremely reasonable fee.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“Schalke have won two games all season, so it’s difficult to judge any player. Mascarell sits as that six in midfield an anchor. Linking him to Wolves, he would complement Ruben Neves very well.
“With Schalke down, Mascarell, given his wages and his age, will be one of the first ones sold. And he has that Champions League experience, too, so for someone like Wolves, he would be a decent signing for them.”