BBC Sport writer Dave Azzopardi has said Wolves have every right to be upset after their recent issues with transfer target Marquinhos.
In a recent article by the Daily Mail, it was explained that the Brazilian youngster had a pre-contract agreement to join Bruno Lage’s side.
However, Marquinhos now looks set to end up at Arsenal instead, with the Gunners making a £3m swoop for the Sao Paulo forward.
As a result of the confusion, a legal battle looks set to follow in the future, and Azzopardi has claimed that Wolves will be entitled to express their anger having missed out on a player that could one day ‘excel in the Premier League’.
While talking on the Talking Wolves podcast, he said: “It’s pretty obvious and pretty easy for Wolves to show proof if [the pre-contract agreement] was the case. And I’ll be intrigued to see what happens.
“Obviously Wolves, they’ve got every right to be upset about this. This could be a potential loss of earnings.
“This could be a player that goes on to excel in the Premier League and Arsenal could sign him and sell him for £60, £70m in a couple of years’ time, and Wolves would be out of pocket.”
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TIF Thoughts on Marquinhos and Wolves…
In a report from Goal, Marquinhos is described as being a ‘talented young forward’ who can play on the wing or through the centre. He is left-footed and prefers to be out on the right, so he can cut inside on his stronger foot. He was also just 18 years old when he broke into the Sao Paulo side, making his debut against Flamengo.
That same article claims Arsenal view him as ‘one for the future’, and it certainly looks as though Wolves have missed out on a top talent if their deal is to be scuppered.
It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in a legal sense. For now, though – as Azzopardi suggests – the Molineux club will likely be feeling rather upset.