It’s been claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to ask superagent Jorge Mendes for another favour come the end of the season, and assuming (as we all expect) we maintain our Premier League status for the 2019/20 campaign, we will ask him to flex his influence and help us get a deal over the line for Benfica youngster Joao Felix.
The report initially seems to have come from Teamtalk who claim an exclusive, but it ticks all those boxes that make me instantly doubt it.
The 19-year-old is said to be in fabulous form following his breakthrough and he has seven goals to his name in 13 matches.
But talking of boxes we then have Mendes himself, the fact he’s Portuguese, a whopping release fee (for a 19-year-old) of apparently £105million and a quick search of his name throws up comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and sees reports linking him with almost every club in the division.
So he also ticks the boxes of being extremely highly rated for his age, and a current media favourite.
The exclusive sadly here seems to be in the first outlet to link him directly with Wolves and play the Mendes angle. That doesn’t mean he won’t become a regular fixture on the rumour mill moving forward.