According to Record, Benfica central defender Ruben Dias will only depart the club this summer if his release clause of €66m (£59m) is triggered, which has left many fans over at Molineux wanting to see the Wolves hierarchy splash out on the Portuguese star after he was linked last week.
Dias only made his Benfica senior debut two years ago when he started in their 2-1 defeat to Boavista in September 2017 and has gone on to make 85 appearances for the Primeira Liga champions. In the space of just five years he has risen from the Portugal Under-16 squad to become a regular for the senior side where he won the UEFA Nations League earlier this summer.
Many of the Wolves fanbase flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the latest update – with a number of fans wanting the club to sign the 22-year-old. One supporter questioned how serious the club are about adding quality to the squad which was echoed by another fan who said if they can bid £40m for other targets then an extra £20m must surely be considered for a player of Dias’ stature.
One even called on Jorge Mendes to help them out, hinting that their “uncle” could possibly sweeten a deal. Here’s a look at what Wolves fans have been saying about potentially swooping for Dias on Twitter…
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) July 23, 2019
come on wolves get it done
— Swayy (@ManLikeSwayy) July 23, 2019
“Will only leave Benfica if his release clause of €66m is triggered” or Uncle Jorge asks nicely. Over to you Uncle Jorge ???????? ????????????
— EzzaWolf (@ezzalodge) July 23, 2019
If we can bid 40 odd mill for other players, then 60 mill for someone of his quality has to be considered
— Tom (@Tom_Parker12) July 23, 2019
Let’s see how serious wolves are about adding quality to our squad
— wayne mckie (@satsomboon) July 23, 2019
Come on just pay the money ????
— StoneWolf (@Stonewolf68) July 23, 2019
Please pay it @Wolves
— Jack???? (@jackwwfc_) July 23, 2019
£59 million isn’t that bad.We should pay it. It’s worth a risk
— B̷i̷l̷l̷y̷ (@BillyWWFC06) July 23, 2019