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Introducing: The talent that Wolves must bring in this summer, Rafael Camacho

Introducing: The talent that Wolves must bring in this summer, Rafael Camacho

Wolves fans wouldn’t mind another talent to add to the Portuguese contingent at Molineux, would you? Rui Patricio; Ruben Vinagre; Ruben Neves; Joao Moutinho; Diogo Jota; Helder Costa; and Ivan Cavaleiro – all Wolves first-team players who have and will continue to play a huge part in the development of this club. There could be another one on the cards, too. 

To match Wolves’ long-term ambitions, which is surely to become a top-six club in time as they certainly have the backing, the calibre of players and the fanbase to do so, they will need to continue largely looking to the future in their dealings in the transfer market.

That looks set to continue as according to the Daily Mail, Wolves are weighing up a £10m move for Liverpool’s Rafael Camacho who has just one year left on his deal at Anfield.

The 19-year-old is said to have shown his frustration as his only first-team opportunity has been at right-back and Camacho sees himself as a more attacking-minded player.

On either the wing or in attacking midfield for Liverpool’s under-23’s, he has shone. Camacho has netted 12 goals and provided eight assists in 20 appearances across the Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League.

If he was to move to Wolves, he could operate in a similar attacking manner, too. Though, given the quality of the starting options and beyond at Wolves, he would have to be patient for consistent game time and earn his place in the side.

Camacho is most suited to a role on either wing due to his quality in one-on-one situations, his movement and pace to get in behind. But, as shown at Liverpool, he has impressed at right-back too since that seems to be where Jurgen Klopp values him most.

In a Wolves shirt, due to the depth on the wing and the fact that Nuno Espirito Santo has not used a 3-4-3 system too often in the second half of last season, his opportunities on the wing could be limited unless Nuno did go back to the aforementioned system once again to give him a chance out wide.

The most likely role would be at right-wing-back, as cover for Matt Doherty originally. He would have more licence to get forward and pose a threat than he would have at Liverpool, particularly in the 3-5-2 system where he would be the sole outlet on the right-hand side.

Obviously, given the quality of Doherty this year, there is no budging him at right-wing-back as of yet. But Wolves have been without proper cover for the Irishman this season and with European football next season too, he will need to be rested at times with Camacho being a more than a suitable option to come in.

In the distant future, Camacho may overtake Doherty and dependant on his progression, it could be not too far away. For now, though, the best move is to play second fiddle to Doherty as Camacho can learn a lot from him which can help him adapt to the role.

Wolves fans, would you be on board with this addition? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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