Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly in talks to sign Sporting Lisbon’s central midfield player Rodrigo Fernandes who is represented by Jorge Mendes’ agency Gestifute, according to O Jogo (via Sport Witness).
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As per the outlet, it is claimed that there has been conversations already between the parties involved, and the Portuguese newspaper presents this as a serious attempt for the Midlands club to pounce in the upcoming summer transfer window.
There have also been figures on the table, of between €10 and 12 million (roughly between £8.9 and £10.7 million), and it sounds like Wolves are evaluating the cost and structure of a deal before going in for the kill.
Indeed, Fernandes has made two appearances each in the Liga NOS and the UEFA Europa League in the 2019/20 season so far, according to Transfermarkt.
He has also made 24 appearances in Sporting’s U23 team in this campaign, scoring one goal, and is a regular in the Portuguese youth set up (via the website).
Nuno Espirito Santo may be looking to add another player to his squad to compete for places in the middle of the park with the likes of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, who may be asked to show the ropes to their fellow countryman.
With talks already apparently ongoing between the two sides, it seems as if this transfer could well be completed if the Molineux outfit can match the asking price set by Sporting.
If a bid is accepted, then it will then be up to Fernandes if he wishes to move to the West Midlands and sign for WWFC.
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