Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer News: Sporting Club Duo Tracked

Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer News
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As per David Ornstein of The Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently tracking Sporting Club duo Matheus Nunes and Joao Palhina. The two would certainly fit the profile of players at Molineux, with both Portuguese and, therefore, only potentially adding to the plethora of talent currently playing under Bruno Lage. As the transfer window approaches, Wolverhampton Wanderers news looks likely to arrive.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer News

What They Could Add

Starting with Palhina, the defensive midfielder, who can also play centre-back would add a much-needed presence in that number six role.

As things stand, Ruben Neves occupies the deepest midfield position alongside Joao Moutinho. And, as good as they both are, a trait neither of them have in true abundance is the ability to completely shield the backline. Both players, in truth, are far more similar to deep lying playmakers.

By adding a more natural defensive midfielder such as Palhina, Neves and Moutinho will be allowed more opportunities to display their creative expertise, instead of being shackled playing the role of the six.

Nunes, meanwhile, would also add a similar defensive ability as Palhina, with his safety on the ball perhaps once again key to allowing the likes of Neves more opportunity to do what he does better than anyone at Molineux.

Of course, neither set of duos could end up playing with each other. Reports have recently emerged that Neves has picked his next club should he decide to leave. Meanwhile, Moutinho’s contract is set to expire this summer. With that said, Nunes and Palhina could, in fact, turn into replacements rather than teammates of their Portuguese counterparts.

It is clear that Wolves have a transfer contingency plan, which is ideal considering recent news. Of course, it would not be ideal to lose the heart of Bruno Lage’s midfield, but the replacements reportedly lined up should cover for the potential loss relatively well.

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