Date: 4th July 2018 at 1:00pm
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England took on Colombia in the highly anticipated last 16 knockout stage clash at the Russian World Cup yesterday evening and of course it had to go to the dreaded penalty shootout. I’m not sure what’s in the Russian water but we only went and won it!

Many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans had special reason to watch the tie, irrespective of whether they were supporting Gareth Southgate’s side or not. Speculation earlier in the day had linked us with a possible interest in midfielder Juan Quintero.

Again, these are the sorts of names and calibre of player we are being linked to given our success last season and preparations are certainly continuing ahead of our 2018/19 Premier League campaign, and for those fans with little interest in football outside of the UK, the World Cup has already been somewhat beneficial as we’ve been able to cast our eye over speculated targets and then Rui Patricio, in particular, following our capture of him.

As for Quintero, the 25-year-old is on loan at River Plate from Porto and he’s extremely well known by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo as they worked together in Portugal previously.

With fans getting somewhat excited about the link ahead of the game, it’ll be interesting to see what reactions are today as people critique his performance – I can’t remember him playing after the penalties though if I’m being honest.

 

4 Replies to “Last Night’s England World Cup Clash Took On New Significance For Wolves Fans”

  • Quintero looked the type of player who would fit very nicely into Wolves style of play PLUS he did not get involved with any of the antics his colleagues displayed by grabbing or wrestling England’s players, he just played football and his passing was impressive too!
    If Wolves are indeed interested then the club must make a decision as he will be snapped up by a club somewhere I’m sure!

  • Agree he looked classy, but is a bit of a chubster and has bit of a night club reputation – good job the Lafayette’s closed now then.

    • My ability to remember his performance may have been related to the groggy manner I woke up in and loud noises not being my friend for some strange reason.

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