Date: 29th January 2020 at 7:00pm
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With the transfer window nearing its conclusion, Wolves are still seemingly very active with a substitute striker being wanted, as well as potentially a winger and defender.

Daniel Podence has been talked about for a while now, but there is still no defining update; a striker is an obvious need given there isn’t really an appropriate number two for Raul Jimenez and a centre back is also on the wishlist considering two centre midfielders in Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker have been playing in defence for most of the season.

There hasn’t been an overwhelming amount of discussion about a defender, but a recent report suggests that they are in a three-horse race for one from Portugal.

According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo (via Sport Witness), Vitoria Guimaraes defender Edmond Tapsoba, 20, is firmly wanted by the club, as well as Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester City.

The report claims that Leverkusen made the initial offer – €18m – a juicy amount for a player of his age.

However, it seems that it didn’t take long for that offer to be beaten, with both high-flying Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers bumping their offers up to €20m, meaning that the two Premier League sides are well in the ascendancy.

Would you like to see Tapsoba sign for €20?

Yes please, looks a top player

Yes please, looks a top player

No thanks, far too much

No thanks, far too much

Don't know enough about him

Don't know enough about him

The same story says that, even though the Burkina Faso international has a big €50m release clause in his contract, that kind of fee is just too big to turn down. There are a few other complications, such as the club actually owning 70 per cent of the player.

According to O Jogo, the race is wide open for someone to snap up the player, but they don’t have much of an inkling as to who is the more likely of signing him at this stage.

The youngster has played 16 games this season, scoring an impressive four goals as well as recording two assists. He has an average passing percentage of 87.8 – higher than anyone who has played more than five games.

There’s no doubt a centre back is needed, so making this deal could set them up for a long time as he develops into a Premier League player.

 

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