Date: 22nd January 2020 at 2:30pm
Written by: Cristian Penfold

Wolverhampton Wanderers have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Nelson Oliveira after having a second bid rejected for the 28-year-old. According to Sport 24 Fm (h/t Sport Witness), Wolves made an opening bid of £3.4m which was turned down, and their improved offer has since been rejected too.

Oliveira has a £5.5m release clause which AEK Athens are hoping Wolves will match, but they could accept slightly less. The striker is keen to return to England, having spent three years at Norwich City (2016-2019), so Wolves should be confident of landing their man.

The Portuguese international has been in fine form this season (15 Superleague appearances, 9 goals), won’t break the bank, will provide adequate cover for Raul Jimenez and should quickly settle in the squad with so many of his countryman present.

Nuno Espirito Santo; Rui Patricio, Ruben Vinagre, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Bruno Jordao, Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto are all Portuguese. Oliveira’s past experience of English football should also help him make an instant impact.

The 28-year-old could soon be Wolves’ second signing of the January transfer window after Leonard Campana was confirmed on Tuesday.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article