Mexico’s Alexis Vega caught the eye in Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Poland. Which will have some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans very excited.
The winger currently plays for Chivas de Guadalajara in the Liga MX Clausura in Mexico. Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy stated that the 24-year-0ld was ‘impossible not to love’ in their opening World Cup match.
One report claims that Wolves have the player on their radar. However, the same report also states that other big clubs are also interested in the Mexican. These sides include Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Here’s what DeCourcy had to say about Vega’s performance, ‘Alexis Vega (forward): 7
‘It was impossible not to love his activity and intensity playing mostly on the left wing, switching sides with Chucky Lozano on a few occasions. He fought for scoring opportunities, including in the 27th minute when he was well defended and still got his head on the ball and knocked it just wide.
‘There were several misspent chances, though, including a volley in the 44th minute when he could have brought down with space around him, and a hard strike in the 80th off a quick throw-in that could have been indefensible if he’d put some bend on it.’
TIF’s view on DeCourcy’s comments…
A number of Wolves fans will certainly be excited with what they saw from Vega against Poland. However, this strong performance will be a slight worry when it comes to their chances of signing him.
This standout outing will have likely caught the attention of the other top clubs that are interested in Vega’s services. In addition, should he continue his World Cup form, it could see his value rise should they go in for him during the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old was a threat for Mexico, he was fouled four times in the match against Poland. This suggests the European side had a real difficulty getting the ball off him.
Furthermore, he was an effective passer in the attacking half. 77% of his passes in Poland’s half were successful, showing he’s someone who’s an accurate passer when on the attack.
His desire to attack could also be very key for a team like Wolves. Of all the players in the Mexico team, he was the second highest player up the pitch, based on average position.