Date: 20th February 2019 at 7:00am
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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.

 

2 Replies to “Wolves Can’t Seriously Be Targeting £105m Signing Next Summer”

  • Why the pessimism and transfer fees are never set in stone, are they, so the £105m is just a reminder that Benfica don’t want to lose him!
    With the pull of the PL plus Jorge Mendes’ influence, the lad could just agree to move to Molineux?
    It has been mentioned elsewhere that Wolves could agree a lesser fee and include a massive sell on clause should he move on… unless of course Wolves achieved the aim of being a Champion’s League club!
    As for Felix himself, moving to Wolves would give him more experience of a world outside of his homeland, there would be other Portuguese teammates at the club and obviously far less pressure on him to deliver as there surely would be if he left for any other team.
    Is the move possible? – Before, absolutely not… but now? – Certainly wouldn’t rule it out!

    • It just seems too formulated as a rumour to me, but certainly not doubting the pull of the Premier League to players abroad. If there is anything in our rumoured interest, the fee certainly wouldn’t be the one being claimed, I do agree there.

      Do agree with most of what you say, I’m just naturally pessimistic I guess – or distrustful of the press or both.

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