Wolves on verge of closing deal for Brazilian prodigy

Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the verge of sealing a deal for the club’s 2nd signing of the January transfer window.

The powers that be at Molineux, of course, have been hard at work across the last two weeks, in an effort to add some much-needed quality to the squad of new boss Julen Lopetegui.

This comes as Wolves aim to recover from a nightmare opening to the campaign, which currently sees them in the thick of the battle against relegation to England’s 2nd tier.

To this point, the Midlands-based outfit have secured one high-profile addition, landing Matheus Cunha on loan from Spanish powerhouse Atletico Madrid.

And now, as alluded to above, a fellow countryman of Cunha looks all set to follow the hitman to Molineux.

As per a mounting number of reports late on Thursday evening, Wolves are on the verge of bringing in Brazilian prodigy Joao Gomes.

Gomes is a 21-year-old midfield all-rounder who, despite his tender years, has already racked up well over 100 appearances for Flamengo.

Fresh off a season which saw him lift both the Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores, in turn, the Rio native is long understood to have been attracting admiring glances from across Europe.

And now, Wolves, it would appear, have done enough to beat out the stiff competition for his signature.

Gomes’ arrival at Molineux is now viewed as as good as imminent, after Flamengo accepted an offer worth a sum in the region of €17 million.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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