Wolverhampton Wanderers is a serious possibility for Edson Alvarez this summer, according to Andre Marin.
Wolves’ interest in Alvarez has been well-documented this summer, with Marca Claro claiming Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are keen on the 21-year-old, following claims from Mexico’s Record who stated an offer had already been made of around $13million (£10.3m).
And, it seems the Marca Claro journalist has given the Premier League outfit’s chances a boost as he revealed in a video that the Club America defender could choose to join the English outfit as his next side, however, it is said that his preferred destination would be to join Ajax.
The Molineux outfit will face some tough competition for his signature though, with West Ham United and PSV Eindhoven all thought to be keen as well.
The 21-year-old, who is a full Mexico international, already appears to have a promising career ahead of him if the stats compiled by WhoScored are anything to go by. In his international appearances, he averaged 1.8 tackles and 1.3 interceptions, beating both Ryan Bennett (1.7, 1.3) and Conor Coady (0.8 on both counts) in those areas.
With the versatility that he offers in the middle of the park, as well as across the last line of defence, as shown on Transfermarkt, Alvarez could also be incredibly useful for Nuno in the upcoming campaign following the addition of European football to the schedule.
The Wolves boss used just 19 players in the Premier League last year (club’s official website), and adding a player like the Mexican defender could certainly benefit them moving forward. With Bennett, Coady and Willy Boly their main defensive trio, squad depth is an area that could be improved, whilst added competition should only benefit the club further.
Whether Nuno will be able to convince Alvarez a move to the Premier League is better for him than a switch to the Eredivisie remains to be seen, however, perhaps, he can look to use Raul Jimenez as a selling point.
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