Luis Advincula proved vs France he would be huge Matt Doherty upgrade at Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to further strengthen his squad this summer before their 2018/19 Premier League campaign, and one of his priorities may be to find an upgrade on Matt Doherty in the right wing-back position.

The Portuguese boss, who should also move to sign an impressive Sweden international, has already brought Rui Patricio and Raul Jimenez to Molineux as they look to hit the ground running in August on their return to the top flight, but he may well have been impressed with the performances of Peru right-back Luis Advincula at the 2018 World Cup.


The 28-year-old shone in his country’s opening 1-0 defeat against Denmark last weekend, and if any potential suitors had thought it was a one-off performance they were proven wrong on Thursday against one of the favourites to win the tournament in Russia, France.

The Tigres defender, who has been recorded as the quickest player at the World Cup according to Squawka, shone from both an attacking and defensive point of view against Les Bleus, as he kept Blaise Matuidi quiet and gave Lucas Hernandez plenty of problems at the other end of the pitch.

Luis Advincula stats vs France

According to, the pacy full-back showed his qualities at the back with five tackles and three clearances, while he showed his ability going forward with a passing accuracy of 88%, as well as completing two dribbles and made one key pass.

If Santo is searching for a right wing-back who is fast, good at both ends of the field and available for a decent price to replace Doherty, then he should tie up a move for Advincula before another club inevitably does.

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