Wolves lodge eight-figure bid to sign impressive young talent

Nuno Santo Europa League training

This has been another impressive summer for an ever-improving Wolves side. 

Among their signings has been wonderkid Fabio Silva who was brought in for a club-record fee of £35.6m - those who play the computer game Football Manager will already know him all too well.

Unsurprisingly, they have looked towards Portugal for the majority of their recruits.

They confirmed the addition of Vitinha on loan this week while they have also acquired the services of Tote Gomes.

Add the addition of former Lyon full-back Marcal to their ranks and they look extremely well set.

Nuno Santo has done well in the market and having been buoyed by two pretty hefty sales, they've had the cash to splash.

Helder Costa left for Leeds for a fee of £15m while Matt Doherty departed for Tottenham in a deal worth £12m. It's been a very busy summer at Molineux. 

Nuno Santo in Wolves training

That being said, it could only get busier - that's if you believe the transfer reports that are still doing the rounds. 

The latest one surrounds a player in Brazil.

According to Portuguese outlet UOL, Wolves have lodged a bid to sign tricky winger Pepe from Gremio.

The 23-year-old is attracting the interest of the Midlanders who appear to be very keen on bringing him to England this summer.

The report explains that Wolves are willing to pay €15m (£13.6m) for his services and talks are now set to continue in the coming days. 

However, there is one sticking point - Gremio don't really want to sell the attacker this summer. That's because they've already sold Everton to Benfica. 

Pepe Gremio

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Wolves know how to find a bargain out of nowhere and this would be another marker of their wonderful recruitment network.

Pepe is one of the rising stars of Brazilian football and has scored three times in just six U23 appearances for his country.

He became a key player for Gremio in 2019, scoring nine times in all competitions, as well as finding the back of the net in the prestigious Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League. 

The winger is well on his way to replicating those numbers in 2020, too. So far this year, he has beaten the goalkeeper on three occasions in nine outings. 

Pepe Gremio

It's unsurprising that he's been earning praise. Gremio vice president Paulo Luz said in April: "Pepe is a young, talented player who has that extra touch of class. He is fast and is a great finisher." 

Exciting words indeed for a player who is incredibly difficult to deal with.

So far this season, he has registered an absurd 3.7 dribbles per game. For context, Adama managed five dribbles a match last term so just imagine the type of damage the pair of them could do on either flank.

It's a scary thought.

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