Wolverhampton Wanderers risk upsetting Raul Jimenez by signing SL Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius after Record (via Sport Witness) reported that the Midlands club are willing to shell out the huge transfer fee required to lure him away from Portugal.
As per the outlet, Benfica are looking for a cash injection of around €60 million (roughly £53.8 million), and selling Vinicius would reportedly cover that.
Wolves have already failed once, with a Vinicius deal collapsing due to the lack of a work permit, but the figures being mentioned that would no longer be a problem.
Indeed, the 25-year old has impressed so far this season, scoring 20 goals and making 12 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
Should Wolves sign Vinicius?
However, the purchase of Vinicius risks upsetting Nuno Espirito Santo’s previous most expensive buy in Jimenez. It is arguably unlikely that Jeff Shi and his board would approve of such a transfer for that much money and not play him, and given the Portuguese manager’s system, it may not suit having two strikers on the pitch at the same time.
Jimenez has been enjoying a fine campaign so far, netting 22 times and providing 10 assists in 44 games in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
Unless Nuno tweaks his system, it would perhaps be unfair to ask the 29-year old to make way for Vinicius given how much he has produced for the Molineux faithful, and this would risk upsetting him.
WWFC simply cannot afford to do this, given that the Mexican international has been previously linked with a move away from the West Midlands.
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