Lots of Wolves fans have responded on Twitter to the claims that the Daniel Podence transfer is now off.
Despite numerous reports suggesting that the deal is nearing conclusion, including respected Wolves reporter Tim Spiers from the Athletic, a piece from Greek outlet Sportime has stated (via HITC) that the sale has broken down and will not be completed.
The previous site had reported that the deal was close to being completed in the past week, however, they suggest that it will not happen and do not give any reason for why.
Whether fans should trust this source more than the designated Wolves reporter in Spiers is up to them, though his latest tweet seems pretty convinced of his arrival, which you can read below…
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) January 26, 2020
With the club yet to sign someone ready for the first-team – Nigel Lonwijk from PSV is just 17, while Ecuador international Leonardo Campana, 19, is likely to be one for the U23s to start – fans seem especially keen for them to get this deal over the line.
Would you be fuming if the Podence deal fell through?
Yes, he would be a great addition
Not if we bought someone of a higher calibre
No, it would be a blessing in disguise
Popular fan account on Twitter @TalkingWolves shared a post about the rumours, to which many fans responded weighing in with their comments.
As you can read below, there were some fans who seem frustrated by the lack of business by the club, while others seemed to doubt the legitimacy of the claims.
Imagine my shock that we bottled another window
— Dan (@as7on1) January 26, 2020
Christ sake, I can hear the ridiculous meltdowns already – ‘should’ve scouted better’, ‘bottled another transfer’, thin squad’, ‘poor recruitment’ blah blah blah. Sometimes I wonder why Nuno doesn’t just consult the Twitter experts
— Mrs Griffiths (@MrsGriffMusic) January 26, 2020
They’ve asked for more money at the 11th hour?
— Paul Jennings (@pauljennings67) January 26, 2020
What in the hell happened, went from being so close to this?
— Carlos (@FodusCaralho) January 26, 2020
— malcom jones (@malcolmjones34) January 26, 2020
Wolves have a record of not saying nothing till the deal is done
So assume nothing
— Dangeroushero.Brian (@blian666) January 27, 2020
The Express and Star wrote an update on his situation this morning, claiming that the club continues to work on a deal for Podence – said to be around £19m – with the player dropping out of the club’s squad for their match against rivals AEK Athens.