May 8, 2021

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Plans underway as Wolves contemplate ambitious deal to move La Liga forward


Wolves are expected to step up efforts to sign Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes and have a plan to secure a deal on the line.

It was reported in March that the West Midlanders were keen on the Portuguese winger. The 24-year-old moved to Valencia in the summer of 2017, signing a one-season loan deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Despite links to Manchester United he signed permanent mandates at Mestalla a year later. Guedes has never been a regular starter with Valencia but has made 22 La Liga appearances this season.

He was given the green light from the start just 18 times, while making 14 starts in 2019-2020. But Football insider feel that Nuno Espirito Santo has seen enough to suggest that he wants his compatriot in Molineux.

Guedes is more of a supplier than a goalscorer and has only found the net 14 times in 99 league appearances. But Nuno clearly thinks he would fit in well with the Wolves’ offensive ranks, with Raul Jimenez ready to come back next season.

A man who has failed to reach the top since joining Wolves is Patrick cutrone. The man with an Italian cap signed a four-year contract with the club in July 2019.

He had barely been prolific in front of the goal of the previous club Milan and this trait continued in England. The 23-year-old hitman was sent to Fiorentina on an 18-month loan in January 2020.

But he was recalled by Nuno in this year’s winter window after just 11 replacement appearances in 2020-21. The Como-born striker was then dispatched to Valencia and now plays on the same side as Guedes.

However, they were rarely featured with Cutrone enjoys just 56 minutes of league football so far.

An ambitious exchange agreement for Guedes envisaged

Wolves would like Cutrone to reduce their payroll and could offer it in exchange for a game of Guedes. But we can debate the desire of Valencia to keep a player already surplus to needs.

He is unlikely to appear long before the end of the campaign. The fact that Guedes is in Jorge Mendes’ books is a huge bonus for Wolves.

The super agent has brought plenty of stars to the club and could do other business over the summer months.

Nuno’s men have struggled to score goals this season due to injuries. And it seems inevitable that there will be offensive additions to the ranks during the offseason.

Their next assignment is a trip to West London to face struggling Fulham on Friday night.

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