Wolves journalist Tim Nash has been sharing his thoughts on football agent and Old Gold club affiliate Jorge Mendes, his impact on the Midlands club over recent years as well as his potential influence for the upcoming summer transfer window.
This comes after Nash made a guest appearance on the Always Wolves Podcast where he spoke about a variety of subjects surrounding the club.
On the subject of Mendes and his influence heading into the summer transfer window, Nash had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Jorge Mendes has proved over the last four years, just how important he is to Wolves both in terms of managerial appointments and player signings.
“So, while he’s not on the staff, he has got a bulging contacts book, arguably with some of the best and high-profile players in the world so I think Wolves would be foolish to ignore that and that’s why we will continue to see Portuguese players, especially, but foreign players largely linked with Wolves and indeed signing for Wolves and if it brings results, like, largely the last four years, I’ve certainly got no problem with that at all.”
Mendes’ agency Gestifute currently owns several Wolves players such as Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto, Nelson Semedo, Daniel Podence among others, which shows that he has been a big part of helping the club build and assemble their current squad of player.
TIF Thoughts on Tim Nash’s comments on Mendes…
Taking into account the fact that Mendes is the agent of Nuno Espirito Santo who recently left the club after four years of service at Molineux, it’s understandable why there could be doubts raised over Mendes’ influence at the club, especially in terms of player transfers linked with the agent.
Would you say Jorge Mendes has been a positive figure for Wolves?
In our view, unless Mendes wants to distance himself from the club in terms of helping them acquire new players after Espirito Santo’s departure, then we see no reason why the club should avoid using him and his contacts during the upcoming summer transfer window, as Nash spoke about in the podcast.