Wolves transfer news: 28-cap Jorge Mendes client a 'more realistic' signing for Bruno Lage

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The Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield feels that Goncalo Guedes is more likey to join Wolves than Lorenzo Insigne.

Guedes currently plays for Valencia in La Liga, while Lorenzo Insigne continues to represent Napoli over in Italy, having come through the club’s youth system.

What’s the latest news on Guedes and Insigne?

Wolves were linked with Guedes in the summer transfer window, and they reportedly considered making a bid for the 24-year-old.

However, the Portuguese forward stayed in Spain, and has enjoyed a strong start to the season, scoring twice and providing two assists in his eight league appearances to date.

Meanwhile, Insigne is into the final year of his contract at Napoli, and it was claimed last month that he is a player of interest at Molineux.



What has Hatfield said about Wolves’ chances of signing the duo?

Hatfield believes the Premier League outfit have a better chance of landing Guedes, as he expects the 28-cap international to cost less than his Italian counterpart.

Speaking about Wolves’ hopes of signing Guedes in the near future, he told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s certainly more realistic than someone like Lorenzo Insigne, just because of the fee that would probably be involved with him.”

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Could Wolves realistically sign Guedes?

First of all, it remains to be seen whether Wolves actually still want to sign him. They appeared keen in the summer, but that may no longer be the case.

If they do want to bring him over to the Premier League, though, he does seem to be a realistic target. 

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Guedes’ agent is Jorge Mendes, who has helped bring a number of Portuguese talents over to Wolves in recent years, including Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto and Nelson Semedo. The Midlands club could use this healthy relationship with Mendes again, if they are interested in striking a deal with Guedes.

It’s also worth noting that his contract at Valencia is set to expire in 2023, meaning that Valencia may be open to offloading him soon, rather than running the risk of losing him for free in 20 months’ time.

Bearing these factors in mind, it looks like Wolves could have a decent chance of getting Guedes, who was once compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, should they renew their interest in the promising attacker. 

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