Wolves wouldn’t benefit from signing Jorge Mendes client Andre Silva

According to Gazetta dello Sport, Wolves remain in pole position to sign Andre Silva this summer.

What’s the word?

Silva has had a mixed season on loan with Sevilla where he arrived last summer after his parent club AC Milan let him go on a temporary basis.

But the Italian giants now seem keen to offload him permanently after paying €38m (£33.71m) for the forward in 2017.

Wolves are one of the clubs to have been touted as a destination over the last few months.

Calciomercato claimed in March that Nuno Santo’s side were interested whilst his agent Jorge Mendes looked to be helping him move to the Premier League per the same publication in May.

Now, Gazette dello Sport – who also mention Mendes’ role in the potential deal – have suggested that Wolves are still in pole position to sign the 23-year-old. The report claims he could be available for €30m (£26.54m).

Mendes mistake

Super agent Mendes has helped Wolves complete some tremendous deals since establishing a relationship with their owners Fosun. The most prominent one that springs to mind is the transfer for Ruben Neves.

Mendes has got things pretty much spot on since entering a partnership with Nuno’s side but by helping them to sign Silva, he’d be making one of his first major errors.

The fact of the matter is that after spending £30m on Raul Jimenez only a matter of months ago, splashing the cash on another striker simply isn’t needed.

Wolves do need more depth but they’d be making a huge mistake in allowing Mendes to convince them to sign his client, especially given his torrid spell in Spain.

The striker scored nine times for Sevilla in the league last season but has only found the back of the net on two occasions since November. That tells you all you need to know.

Raul Jimenez is turning it on for Wolves and Mexico right now! He definitely deserves the song in the video below…

The striker found the net 20 times for Porto in all competitions during the 2016/17 campaign but he hasn’t come close to replicating that since.

Given the club already have a thriving striker in Jimenez, they should be looking at improving other areas of the squad rather than taking a big-money punt on a player clearly lacking form.

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