Over the weekend reports surfaced in the foreign media suggesting that Wolverhampton Wanderers would turn their attentions over the summer to Premier League winning centre-half Nicolas Otamendi, with suggestions that he’s unhappy with his game time at Manchester City.
The original claims seemed to have come from Marca and whilst real details are slightly thin on the ground here, the Argentine 31-year-old has had a mixed time at City despite their success, and under Pep Guardiola in the 2018/19 campaign he’s only made 14 Premier League appearances for them, with a further three showings from the bench. His tally does rise though with 14 further starts in the Champions League and domestic Cup campaigns.
As Wolves look to kick on further under head coach Nuno Espirito Santo next season, given how we’ve took to life in the top flight, Otamendi does have significant experience, with over 150 starts to his name and there’s no way City would expect to break even on his reported arrival fee of £28.5million.
The story does get a boost given he played under Nuno during their time at Valencia, and I he’s said to be another on Jorge Mendes’ list, however, West Ham United are also linked and Manuel Pellegrini was the man who took him to City in the first place.
The rumour has certainly received a positive reaction from some fans in the Pack.
Great bit of business if it happens ????????????
— Andy Kelbie (@andykelbie) April 30, 2019
Over the moon
— Josh_Lad (@_josh_lad_) April 29, 2019
Inject this into my veins Wolves…. ????
— Miles Hint????n (@miles_hinton) April 27, 2019
Yes please has to be better than Bennett 😉
— Dan Vincent ???????????????????????????? (@Dan__Vincent) April 28, 2019
I'd take him
— Scott Quinn (@ScottyQuinn) April 27, 2019
— FWAW (@Wolves_ay_we_18) April 27, 2019
Let’s remember last season he was in the premier league team of the season. He would walk into our defence
— Josh (@_JoshWWFC_) April 28, 2019