Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a transfer bid accumulating to €60m (roughly £53.4m) rejected by Benfica for Carlos Vinicius as the Portuguese club are holding out for €100m (roughly £89.1m) if their president Luís Filipe Vieira is to sell the striker in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to Record.
As per the report, the latter value is reportedly the player’s release clause, as Wolves had a much lower bid rejected by Vieira for Vinicus, who is currently the top scorer in the Liga NOS in Portugal with 15 goals in 22 appearances so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.
The Molineux club could be looking for a possible replacement for Raul Jimenez, as there has been plenty of speculation going around lately that he could be on his way to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Manchester United in the summer, although he has reportedly been seen as a lower priority target for the Red Devils (via The Independent).
Will Jimenez leave Wolves in the summer?
Nevertheless, comparing the two men in their respective domestic leagues in this campaign, it seems as if replacing Jimenez with Vinicius may not be such a wise idea for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. The Mexican international averages more shots, key passes and dribbles in every Premier League game so far, as per Whoscored.
However, having had a bid rejected for Vinicius already, perhaps Wolves are looking to bring the 25-year old to the West Midlands, regardless of whether they end up selling Jimenez or not as a potential consequence.
Wanderers, would Vinicius be a good signing for the club? Could he fill the void that Jimenez would leave if he departs Molineux? Comment below with your views!
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