Wolves edge closer to snare of ‘very interesting’ Barcelona talent following update
Wolves are reportedly in with a shot of landing Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig, following an update that could see him become surplus to requirements.
Puig has been a bit-part player for Barcelona over the past few seasons. Indeed, he has made just 11 league appearances this season, 10 of which have come from the bench.
Since the 22-year-old made his first-team debut in 2018/19 he has made 53 appearances, mostly cameos.
While the midfielder shows promise, it does not seem as if he is in Barcelona’s immediate plans. What’s more, a report from Sport, via Sport Witness, claims that Puig may become surplus to requirements.
The report focuses on Barca’s desire to land AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie; a deal they may well come to fruition.
Given Puig’s lack of minutes already, a big-name midfielder coming in would hinder his progress even more. However, it could be a positive for Wolves.
There have been reports of interest from Wolves for Puig of late. Indeed, they apparently see him as a ‘very interesting talent’ to capture.
Should he not have a role at Barcelona, a move to the Premier League could well be his next step.
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The midfielder’s contract at Barcelona is up next summer. That, coupled with the prospect of even less minutes next season could mean it is an easy deal for Wolves to pull off.
Puig and Traore could be among Wolves moves
Another potential mover at Wolves in the summer is Adama Traore. Of course, the Spaniard is currently on loan at Barcelona, but the Spanish side may struggle to land him permanently.
Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta mentioned the issues the side could have in their attempts to land Traore.
“We’d love Adama Traore to stay here, it’s possible — but we’re in a difficult financial situation. We’ll see at the end of the season,” he said.
Indeed, that could leave the door open for Tottenham to swoop, given they were keen on Traore in January.
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