What a statement that would be
Wolves are looking to make a huge statement in the summer transfer window as they target a deal to sign Manchester United and Liverpool target João Félix.
The Portuguese starlet is making waves around Europe right now.
Playing at Benfica, the 19-year-old is considered to be one of the most talented youngsters in football right now.
He’s played 15 matches in the Primeira, scoring eight goals and assisting four.
Those impressive performances have lead to a plethora of reports about teams looking at him.
Both AC Milan and Juventus are also in the running for the player according to Fabricio Romano.
Now, a very unexpected club has entered the race to sign Felix.
The Jorge Mendes effect
That club is Wolverhampton Wolves according to Dean Jones.
The Bleacher Report journalist is claiming that Wolves are ‘going to work hard to sign Joao Felix from Benfica.’
Wolves have a strong Portuguese contingent due to their close relationship with Jorge Mendes.
Aside from their manager, Nuno Espírito Santo, they have Portuguese international players such as Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.
That’s not to mention Helder Costa, Diogo Jota and Ivan Cavaleiro.
Wolves are going to work hard to sign Joao Felix from Benfica. He has a huge release clause but there is hope that with Jorge Mendes involved, something can be negotiated.
Would be another major statement if they pull it off, as Champions League clubs also want him
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) February 28, 2019
Can they beat Liverpool & Man United to the signing?
Now, they are looking to add to that by signing Joao Felix.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks will no doubt be his €120million release clause.
That’s well outside of Wolves’ transfer budget.
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Though, according to Dean Jones, ‘there is hope that with Jorge Mendes involved, something can be negotiated.’
Should Wolves manage to sign Felix, that would no doubt be one of the biggest statements they could possibly make in the transfer window.
Though, the likelihood of a deal happening is still very slim.