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Wolves in ‘pole position’ to sign Portuguese wonderkid ahead of European elite

  • Feb 11, 13:06

Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to capitalise on their highly-impressive return to the Premier League and kick-on again this summer by making statement signings.

The Mirror report that the Midlands club are once again going to turn to Portugal and look to sign Benfica’s Joao Felix, who has been dubbed a wonderkid in his country and is supposedly wanted by a number of Europe’s top club.

Wolves’ relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes, say the Mirror, puts the club to the ‘front of the queue to sign the 19-year old Portuguese forward who has scored seven league goals in just 13 appearances for Benfica this season.

With a number of Europe’s elite clubs watching Felix, and the player having a contract at Benfica until 2023, it will be interesting to see what kind of deal could be done – Wolves could go heavy with a big-money bid or potentially a loan-type deal with a trigger to buy at some point.

Joao Felix could very well be tempted to try his skills in the Premier League in a team full of his countrymen – the manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Jota, Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio, to name but a few.