Wolves revive interest in Tottenham attacker with big bid on cards

Date published: Thursday 15th April 2021 1:59 - Robert McCarthy

Dele Alli, Carlos Vinicius, Harry Winks Tottenham v Ludogorets November 2020

Wolves are reportedly ready to renew their interest in Tottenham loan striker Carlos Vinicius in the summer transfer window.

The Molineux outfit are said to have previously offered his parent club Benfica £53million (€60m) for the striker. But now Portuguese outlet TVI 24 claims that Wolves could land the player for around half that fee.

Vinicius has had his ups and downs since joining Spurs on a season-long loan last summer.

Despite featuring regularly in the Europa League, where he scored six goals, the 26-year-old has only started three times in the Premier League and has one goal to his name.

Tottenham have an option to land the forward for £36m at the end of the campaign. However, Daniel Levy believes that figure is a bit rich and will not sanction a deal.

That leaves the door open to other suitors and the Daily Mail states that Wolves are ready to step in.

Nuno Espírito Santo wants to add a new No.9 to his squad this summer after watching his side struggle during the second half of the campaign without leading marksman Raul Jimenez.

The Mexico star suffered a fractured skull in a clash with Arsenal’s David Luiz back in November 2020.

He is now back in training but there are doubts that he will return before the end of the season.

The report adds that Nuno wants to bring in Vinicius to provide competition to Jimenez. However, he also wants the Benfica star to provide much needed cover if his talisman is out for any length of time again.


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Host of clubs chasing Wolves forgotten man

A host of Spanish clubs have reportedly joined Sevilla in the race to sign Wolves Rafa Mir in the summer transfer window.

Mir, 23, moved to Molineux from Valencia in January 2018. The former Spain Under-21 forward penned a four-and-a-half-year contract with the West Midlanders. However, he has made just four appearances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with many loan spells away. Mir was loaned to Spanish second-tier club Las Palmas in July 2018 and scored seven goals from 30 appearances.

He returned to Wolves the following summer but was still surplus to requirements. The decision we made to send him to Nottingham Forest but things did not work out at the City Ground.

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His deal was terminated in January 2020 and replaced by an 18-month loan spell at Huesca. The Murcia-born ace has blossomed at El Alcoraz and helped Oscenses achieve promotion to La Liga.

He bagged nine goals for 18 league outings and has continued that form in Spain’s top division. The former Barcelona youth player has notched 12 league goals from 30 games and 15 in all competitions.

That has made a few big-name clubs sit up and take note. Sport Witness reported last week that Sevilla had expressed an interest.

And now it seems as though others have followed suit. Marca are suggesting that Getafe, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are now all monitoring the situation.

 

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