According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Wolves could sign Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes thanks to behind-the-scenes ‘connections’ at the football club.
It has been reported that the Midlands team have prioritised a new centre-forward in the upcoming summer transfer window and Guedes is one option they will look to bring in to rival current starting man Raul Jimenez.
The boost comes from the Valencia man’s agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents current Wolves players Jose Sa, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, and Francisco Trincao. With only 12 months left on the player’s contract, this could also help Wolves push for a move for the Portuguese international.
This relationship between Mendes and the club is something that O’Rourke believes could play into their hands when trying to sign Guedes in the summer, as well as manager Bruno Lage’s experience with Portuguese players.
He stated to GiveMeSport: “Obviously, the good connections might help facilitate this deal.
“With the player being Portuguese and the Jorge Mendes link, Bruno Lage will know all about Guedes from having seen him on several occasions and the Portuguese connections.”
TIF Thoughts on Guedes…
The former PSG man could be just the boost Wolves need up front as their current options have started to fall off this season, with Jimenez only bagging six goals – the same number as Daniel Podence. One signing, Hwang Hee-Chan, has five, while Fabio Silva has failed to score in any of his 21 Premier League appearances this term.
Guedes has arguably outshone all of these players this season with 13 goals and six assists in all competitions for Los Murcielagos this season, as well as averaging 1.8 shots, 1.3 key passes, 1.8 dribbles and 0.9 crosses per game in La Liga (WhoScored).
Should Wolves sign Guedes?
Wolves should seriously consider moving for the 25-year-old as The Telegraph has suggested a fee of around £15m could secure the deal, leaving them plenty of money to address other areas of need if they wish to do so.