Cristiano Ronaldo has been told of the virtues of a move to a blossoming Premier League force rather than a return to Man Utd.
The Portuguese superstar was recently linked with a surprise early exit from current side Juventus.
The Turin club were reported to be considering a sale for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner last week, with their reasons for doing so revealed here.
Should an exit get greenlit, several of the world’s elite clubs are expected to be queueing up for his signature.
An emotional return to Man Utd was recently said to be in the works, but Watford captain and outspoken pundit Troy Deeney believes Wolves’ Portuguese connection could provide a better fit.
The club have worked closely with super-agent Jorge Mendes in recent years, with Ronaldo a client of the Portuguese.
“Whoever is getting him is getting an unbelievable talent. This season I think six in four he has already got in Serie A. You are not going to get the same Ronaldo you had at Manchester United. I think that’s always going to be the comparison.
“You look at Gareth Bale, for example, he has gone back to Tottenham. You’re comparing him already to the one that left to go to Madrid.
“You are still going to get goals from Ronaldo and you are still going to get goals from Bale. That’s going to be the forefront of everyone’s mind, is he to that level?
“If he’s available, I would be very surprised if there wasn’t a top ten club trying to sign him in the Premier League.”
Wolves project a potential lure
Deeney continued: “I like Wolves. It is the odd one out [compared to the clubs Ronaldo has played at]. If he went to America and went to LA Galaxy. We would go ‘oh, that’s a bit strange’.
“I think Wolves are creating something there with the players that they have where they will push for the top six in the next few years.
“Then, of course, as I said the Portugal connection and there are so many positives. If you want to go to the next level then that’s the player you need to go for.”