Opinion

Landing £3.15m-rated World Cup star could be a risk worth taking for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans in the Transfer Tavern have been thoroughly enjoying the 2018 World Cup and are delighted to see England doing well.

The Three Lions finished second in their group to Belgium but have been handed the favourable side of the bracket on their road to the final. With Spain losing to Russia, Gareth Southgate’s side have a real chance of at least reaching the final. Firstly, they must overcome Colombia, who topped their group, on Tuesday.

The Wolves fans in the Tavern are excited to see how England fare against the South Americans and will be watching their star player, Juan Quintero. The playmaker has enjoyed a terrific tournament so far, scoring one goal and notching two assists in just three performances. His exploits have seen him linked (as per the Mirror) with a move to Molineux.

Valued at £3.15m by Transfermarkt, Quintero is owned by Porto but has spent the last three seasons out on loan. His most recent loan spell came with River Plate. He made 13 appearances in Argentina, scoring one goal and creating two, averaging a respectable 7.06 rating (WhoScored). Quintero has worked with current Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo during his time in Portugal and could be eager to work with the Portuguese again.

Signing the 25-year-old would be a risky move given his troubles in Europe. Quintero is seen as a luxury player and has been criticised for his laziness in the past. He is an excellent talent but lacks the professionalism and drive to fulfil his potential. However, the playmaker will be available for cheap and time is still on his side to turn things around.

It might be a risk worth taking for Wolves.

Wolves fans, thoughts?

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