Daniel Podence could potentially return for Wolves’ Premier League clash with West Ham next month, according to the Express & Star’s Joe Edwards.
The 25-year-old has become a key man for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, especially since Diogo Jota’s departure to Liverpool last summer.
Podence has three goals and two assists to his name in the Premier League this season, starting 17 times and providing quality in attacking areas.
Unfortunately, the Portuguese has been absent with an adductor injury since early February, arguably playing a part in Wolves’ disappointing league form.
Edwards provides key Podence update
Podence was expected to miss around six weeks of action, meaning his return should now be close, and that appears to be the case.
Speaking on The E&S Podcast [via This Is Futbol], Express & Star journalist Edwards hinted that the forward could be back for the visit of West Ham on April 5th, although there is no guarantee of that:
“I think longer than he thought [time sidelined], it was start of February that he said, I’ll be out for five or six weeks. And you know, it’s been that now and I asked Nuno, was it last Friday, about Podence and he hadn’t trained with the group and hadn’t trained individually either on the grass at Compton.
“I think he’s still just restricted to gym work and stuff like that at the minute. So, just depends what level of work you can do after the international break, maybe could sneak in for West Ham, but I’d probably say it might be the one after that, Fulham, or perhaps even the one after that, really.
“So we’ll see hopefully sooner rather than later.”
Transfer Tavern take
Podence’s return would be a huge boost for Wolves, considering recent performances have been lacking in attacking threat, with just three goals scored in their last five league outings.
The winger brings quick feet, directness and unpredictability to the team and him being back could coincide with Wolves enjoying a strong end to 2020/21.
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