Bruno Jordao may have an uncertain future at Wolverhampton Wanderers next season, as the West Midlands side have been linked with a number of players who can operate in his position.
AC Milan’s Frank Kessie was on Wolves’ radar earlier in the season and has a €25m (£22.86m) asking price and £36k-per-week/£1.86m-a-year salary. The 23-year-old has turned things around in 2020, however, and may no longer be available.
Kalvin Phillips has also been linked with the Midlands outfit and may be available for £20m. Wolves wanted him at the start of the season but made no progress in landing his signature. And now with Sheffield United and Burnley linked, whether Wolves can bring Phillips to Molineux remains to be seen.
Most recently, however, Wolves had been eyeing Aston Villa’s John McGinn and may have to pay £50m to procure his signature. The 25-year-old would be the pick of the bunch and could improve Nuno Espirito Santo’s midfield, but what would his potential arrival mean for Jordao?
The 21-year-old joined Wolves from Lazio last summer and has gone on to make only three appearances in all competitions – he started in September’s EFL Cup win over Reading, October’s EFL Cup defeat to Aston Villa and their Europa League defeat to Espanyol.
Jordao spent most of his debut campaign sidelined with an ankle injury, damaging his ligaments in September and not returning until the New Year. The Portuguese U21 international found himself behind Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker under Nuno, so it’s hard to see him getting regular action next season.
And with Wolves still looking to strengthen in the engine room, Jordao risks falling further down the pecking order. He’ll have to work hard in pre-season to stand a chance of getting more opportunities.