Wolves swap for Juventus star proposed by Mendes in Ronaldo meeting

Date published: Thursday 26th August 2021 7:01 - Dan Burnham

Jorge Mendes on the phone

A swap deal between Wolves and Juventus has been proposed by Jorge Mendes during the crunch talks surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo, it has been claimed.

Mendes flew into Turin yesterday to discuss the future of his client. The Italian side are adamant Ronaldo will not be going anywhere this summer, but an unbelievable move to Manchester City is getting gradually closer. However, Wolves were also mentioned in the discussions.

Unsurprisingly, they are not set to battle City for the five-time Balon d’Or winner. However, they could be gaining one of his well known and familiar teammates.

That’s because the suggested exchange between the two sides involves former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Ramsey, 30, moved to Italy on a free transfer in 2019 after his contract expired. The Gunners missed out on a decent transfer fee as a result.

The Welsh international’s time in Serie A hasn’t been great. He’s been a bit part player and has suggested he is homesick in interviews.

His ticket back to England could be coming soon. However, Wolves will have to part ways with Ruben Neves for this to happen.

Neves, another client of Mendes, has had a very different past couple of years to Ramsey. He has excelled in the Wolves midfield and attracted some big admirers.

Gazetta dello Sport journalist Carlo Laudisa is the source of the exchange claim. He says Neves is valued at 30million, assumably euros.

Aaron Ramsey waving to Juventus fans

As such, there seems to be no doubt that the Old Lady would have to stump up some cash as well as sending Ramsey to Molineux.

Wolves’ Portuguese midfielder is six years younger and has three years left on his deal with the club. It therefore might be a hard sell for Mendes.

A previous report from TuttoJuve suggested Ramsey is valued at £10m, so they could land a significant fee plus a competent replacement.

Big moves touted for Wolves

Meanwhile, Wolves are aiming high in their pursuit of a final addition in the transfer window and want a former Liverpool and Manchester United target, according to one journalist.

It was revealed yesterday that Bruno Lage wants to add a centre-back before the window closes next Tuesday.

The Portuguese manager has already made four defensive additions but clearly feels another is still needed. The report suggested Wolves were looking at Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car.

However, he wants European football so looks out of the question. Wolves have moved onto another target now who is very highly-rated…

READ MOREWolves aim high for ex-Liverpool, Man Utd target as final addition for Lage

 

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