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Signing Veloso on a free transfer could be a smart move by Wolves

Signing Veloso on a free transfer could be a smart move by Wolves

Wolves strengthened their midfielder this summer with the additions of Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker to add to the brilliant Ruben Neves, who they already had at their disposal.

However, it appears manager Nuno Espirito Santo is not completely satisfied with his options in the middle of the park.

The Breakdown

According to TEAMtalk, Wolves are set to go head-to-head with Premier League rivals Everton for the signature of free agent Miguel Veloso.

£2.25m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Veloso left Serie A outfit Genoa earlier this month and looks to have attracted interest from his compatriots Nuno and Marco Silva, although the Portuguese international would not be able to play under either manager until January.

Nevertheless, Veloso could still be a clever acquisition for Wolves. With the likes of Neves, Moutinho and Dendoncker, Veloso is unlikely to get plenty of game time at Molineux.

However, when used, the 32-year-old would bring much experience to Nuno’s side and be a more combative presence in the middle of the park.

Neves, by no means, is any less robust in midfield but, alongside Moutinho, the 21-year-old’s game is more about spraying passes and dictating matches in comparison to Veloso, who spent much of his international career with Portugal shielding the team’s back four.

Veloso, though, is still a technical player with a very mean long-shot and a decent range of passing.

Along with Dendoncker, Veloso could provide Nuno with an option in midfield who could make Wolves more defensively solid when coming up against some of the better teams in the Premier League.

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