Wolverhampton Wanderers have failed in an attempt to sign Ricardo Quaresma this summer, according to Turkish media outlet Fanatik.
It is claimed the Premier League outfit offered the winger the chance to join the large Portuguese contingent already at the club; however, he is said to be keen on remaining with Besiktas and wants to see out his contract with the Istanbul giants.
Quaresma is thought to have been shown the proposal by his agent but is believed to have rejected the idea immediately.
Quaresma, arguably, is one of those footballers that would have appeared to have had the world at his feet, but things clearly did not work out as they quite should have for him.
The winger was initially tipped to achieve bigger and better things than Cristiano Ronaldo in the early stages of his career (Telegraph); however, a journeyman-type career and a number of failed spells saw him fail to reach any real heights until later in his career with Porto.
The 35-year-old is no stranger to the Premier League though as he had a six-month loan spell with Chelsea in 2009. That, however, was hardly fruitful as he made just five appearances for the Blues (Transfermarkt), although that may not have been a surprise as he was handed the Bidone d’Oro award (Golden Trash) for his previous spell in Serie A with Inter Milan.
With the strong Portuguese contingent at Molineux, Nuno Espirito Santo may have felt that Quaresma would have been in a better position to make a late name for himself in English football as he may have been able to integrate with the likes of national team-mates Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.
Indeed, that happening looks hugely unlikely now.
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