The Wolverhampton Wanderers fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can make a handful of key acquisitions this summer to strengthen their survival bid, and recent reports suggest they will have to fork out £10.5 million to hand Ruben Neves an ideal midfield partner.
Nuno Espirito Santo is reportedly in the hunt for a new central midfield player this summer to reduce the burden on Neves’ shoulders in midfield. Jack Wilshere’s recent admission that he will be departing the Emirates Stadium this summer will certainly give the manager fresh hope of securing a major coup, but a recent report from Turkish media outlet A Spor (via talkSPORT) suggests he has another target in mind.
According to the report, Wolves are hoping to sign Fenerbahce’s Josef de Souza this summer, although they face competition from West Bromwich Albion and Watford for his signature.
The report also claims that Watford have already tabled a £7.9 million bid for his signature, but their opening offer is unlikely to be successful as the Turkish giants are holding out for £10.5 million.
With just 12 months remaining on his contract, £10.5 million represents quite a hefty price-tag for a player with no Premier League experience, so Wolves will certainly be hoping to tempt Fenerbahce to reduce their asking price as the summer develops.
Our landlord believes that Wolves need to strengthen their midfield next season to stand any chance of remaining in the top-flight, and Josef could provide a solid shield for the defensive unit if they are successful in their pursuit.
The likes of Aaron Mooy at Huddersfield, Mo Diame at Newcastle and Luka Milivojevic at Crystal Palace all played starring role’s in the survival bids of their respective clubs last season, so Wolves cannot underestimate the importance of bringing in talented players to supplement Neves in midfield.
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