Wolves are looking to sign Aurelio Buta on loan

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to sign Royal Antwerp full-back Aurelio Buta on loan, as reported by The Sunday Mirror (via The Express).

What’s the story?

Wolves are looking to strengthen their defence and have targeted a January move for 22-year-old right-back Buta.

The Portuguese defender, who came through Benfica’s academy before heading to Belgium, has thrived at right-wing-back this season, playing 17 games in all competitions, getting 1 goal and 3 assists, with the last of those assists coming in a 2-2 draw against Genk.

Wolves are looking towards super-agent Jorge Mendes to help wrap up the deal, as they aim to strengthen their squad to help cope with their Europa League commitments.

Strengthening the Portuguese contingent

Wolves already have a strong Portuguese contingent within their squad, including the likes of Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio.

Buta would be another quality addition, having represented his country up to U20 level and already playing in European competition this term.

This is also a position that Wolves could use reinforcements in, as aside from Doherty, Adama Traore, who naturally plays further up the pitch, has been their main option there so far, playing the position 5 times this campaign.

Who would you like to see at right-wing-back?

Adama Traore

Adama Traore

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

With Buta playing in a position Wolves could use reinforcements in, having played Europa League football and adding to their strong Portuguese contingent, this is a move that makes sense for the club.

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