Wolves could make a move for Braga centre-back David Carmo in the summer transfer window, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Wolves linked with Carmo
Bruno Lage could look to make defensive reinforcements before the start of next season, with the experienced Romain Saiss moving on from Molineux recently.
Carmo is one player with whom Wolves have been linked in recent weeks, following another impressive season at the heart of Braga’s defence.
The 22-year-old won 3.4 aerial duels per game in the Europa League in 2021/22, along with making a monstrous 6.2 clearances per match.
The Latest: Carmo move to Wolves is quite possible
The report stated:
“David Carmo obviously is a guy that they’re looking at. And the fact that he had a serious ankle problem not too long ago might actually help them land him because there were bigger clubs having a look who might just have lost focus on him.
“And it might be that they get a player like that at a time when he could have been going elsewhere.”
The Verdict: Great potential signing
While Wolves were secure defensively last season, conceding fewer league goals than any team who finished outside the top four – they can’t afford to rest on their laurels; and fresh blood is required, especially with Saiss leaving.
Carmo looks like a perfect candidate to come in and make Wolves even more resolute at the back – he has been described as ‘fantastic’ by his manager Carlos Carvalhal – with his aforementioned statistics highlighting the presence that he offers at the back.
At 22, Carmo is also quite young and should only improve even furthe, so Lage could sign someone who could be a mainstay at the club for a number of years. Partnering him with Max Kilman and Conor Coady, assuming they both stay at Molineux, would make for a dominant back three in Old Gold.
In other news, Wolves are reportedly in pole position to sign one player. Find out who it is here.
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