Wolves journalist Joe Edwards has been discussing claims regarding the club and a potential transfer regarding Carlos Vinícius.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have certainly struggled in front of goal this season, as they are on course to fall well short in terms of goals scored compared to previous campaigns. A recent report in The Daily Mail claimed that Wolves could make a move for the forward, valued at £18m on Transfermarkt, and are even prepared to offer up defender Ruben Vinagre as part-exchange in order to make the move happen.
But speaking on the E&S Wolves podcast (48:34), Edwards was quick to try and quash any rumours by saying that he has not heard anything to suggest that the move is likely, and that he personally doesn’t think that the move would happen anyway:
“No, nothing concrete that I’m aware of. It’s one of those that I have asked about a couple of times but I don’t know if it’d take too much money to be honest. It’s an easy link to make of course, a Jorge Mendes client. I’d say I see that less happening than I do see it happening.”
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TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ comments regarding Carlos Vinícius
Vinícius has predominantly been used as a backup player for Spurs this season, used in the cup competitions and spending most league games either on the bench or not in the squad at all.
And that is probably where he would be playing next season if he were to make the move to Wolves, with the injured Raul Jimenez as first-choice with Fabio Silva likely to be backup based on the amount that they paid for him.
So unless Vinícius wants to fulfil the same role, but at a smaller club, then it’s probably best to follow Edwards’ lead and assume that this isn’t going to happen.