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Wolves confident in Felipe negotiations, just the final fee left to be decided

Wolves confident in Felipe negotiations, just the final fee left to be decided - Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers are deep in negotiations with Atletico Madrid defender Felipe.

The Lowdown: Wolves target defender

Owing to Wolves’ very disappointing start to the Premier League season, new manager Julen Lopetegui is looking to bring in his own signings to instigate a turnaround in fortunes at Molineux.

While scoring goals has proven to be more of an issue than conceding them, as indicated by the Old Gold only shipping the eighth-highest amount, the Spaniard has still identified the need for a more experienced figure at the heart of the backline.

The Latest: Felipe negotiations

According to a new update from Marca, the Wanderers are deep in negotiations with Atletico regarding the centre-back, with a transfer fee all that’s left to be agreed upon by the two clubs.

Wolves’ chances of acquiring the target are boosted by the fact that his current club are happy to part with him and he wants to go, so there is ‘optimism’ a deal is now close.

The Verdict: Get it done

Sports correspondent Simon Evans has lauded the enforcer as ‘superb‘ as a result of his performances for Atletico, highlighting his ability to perform at the very highest level, given the standard that is set at the perennial Champions League qualifiers.

Although he has not got much of a look in with the La Liga side this season, making just two outings in the league, the 33-year-old would still be a worthwhile purchase for Lopetegui, given his level of experience, which would be a vital asset to have in a relegation battle.

The Brazilian’s quality is also highlighted by an average of 4.94 clearances per 90 minutes over the past year, which places him in the 89th percentile compared to his positional peers.

Signing Felipe would be a very astute piece of business in the January window.

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