Wolves are reportedly on the verge of signing Daniel Podence from Olympiakos for a fee rumoured to be at €28m – a fee that would smash the record for the most expensive player to leave a Greek club.
Allegedly, super-agent Jorge Mendes played his part once more, and the final details are now currently being sorted out as the club prepare to make their next signing of the window.
Podence was brought to club from Sporting Lisbon in 2018 after he terminated his contract with the club following the training ground attacks which saw four of Portugal’s World Cup squad leave Lisbon that summer.
The 24-year-old is yet to feature for his national team, though after a great season thus far in Greece and a move imminent to the Premier League, he is surely likely to be knocking on the door.
Is Daniel Podence a good signing for a reported €28m?
Yes, he looks quality
We could spend the money better
The player has played regularly on both flanks this season, though Transfermarkt suggests he prefers to play on the left, which could be seen as a positive as he won’t clash with Adama Traore.
This move could see him fighting for a place with Diogo Jota on the left flank, but could also be insurance if another striker is not sourced, as a Raul Jimenez injury could theoretically see Jota move centrally while Podence played on the left.
That should still be a worst-case scenario, though, with a back-up striker really being needed if they are serious about going far in the Europa League and challenging for Europe again in the league.
Podence will add further flair and pace to this already explosive Wolves side, and while he might not have the finishing ability of Jota, his dribbling ability could be frightening when coupled with Adama Traore’s.