According to the Sunday Mirror, Wolverhampton Wanderers are ‘stepping up their bid to sign’ Otavio this summer. The 25-year-old is known to Nuno Espirito Santo, who ‘gave him his debut’ and 33 appearances at FC Porto, but it remains to be seen whether Wolves can bring him to Molineux due to interest from Sevilla.
Otavio joined Porto from Internacional in 2014 and has gone on to make 140 appearances in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and making 32 assists. The £15m-rated right-sided player has been a regular under Sérgio Conceição this season, making 42 appearances across the board while scoring one goal with 10 assists, so it’s easy to see why Wolves and Sevilla are considering a move.
One problem may his Otavio’s indiscipline, however, as he’s picked up 15 yellow cards this season and has been suspended three times, so Wolves may need to be wary of his decision-making and attitude. Wolves have been building a squad full of good eggs, so the last thing they need is somebody disrupting that.
It’s also unknown what his role in the squad would be. Matt Doherty has impressed at right-back and Adama Traore has impressed on the right-wing, so Otavio may not be a guaranteed starter. Is he really a key signing?