Wolves: Old Gold believe they will sign Joao Gomes
Wolves believe they will sign Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes before January 31, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Lopetegui backed…
Fosun International have used this January transfer window to back new manager Julen Lopetegui as the Midlands club begin their quest for Premier League survival.
Wolves are currently level on points with Bournemouth and sit just outside the bottom three on goal difference, but with two wins in their last five, the tide could slowly be turning.
Out of all the division’s bottom four sides, Lopetegui’s men look the most in-form on paper, and if they continue making additions before the deadline, they could be in good stead to avoid the drop.
The Latest: Wolves confident of Joao Gomes signing…
Wolves, according to 90min, are ‘confident they will land’ rising star Gomes to their ranks as well ‘before the transfer window closes next week’.
The report claims Flamengo’s sensation is very eager to make a move to England with the Molineux outfit despite Lyon owner John Textor even meeting him in person to make a persuasive case for Ligue 1.
Despite this intervention by Textor, Gomes ‘insists’ that he wants to join Wolves.
The Verdict: Get it done…
The 21-year-old is arguably one of Brazil’s most notable rising stars and has played a notable role as part of Flamengo’s senior team in the Brasileirão.
According to WhoScored, Gomes has averaged a higher rate of tackles per 90 in the Brazilian top flight than any of his teammates whilst featuring in their top five for most minutes played over their most recent campaign.
The defensive midfielder has been heralded as a real all-rounder and far from just a robust, tough tackling anchor in the middle of the park.
Football Talent Scouts like Jacek Kulig have drawn attention to the player’s ‘great pace and acceleration’ and ‘superb mobility’ as a very promising box to box midfield player.
Gomes has also been called a ‘unique player’ with many attributes, and while it is unclear whether he will play a first team role immediately upon signing, the South American ace certainly seems capable of just that.