Wolves should look to sign Willian Jose over Andre Silva this summer

According to Brazilian publication UOL, Wolves have entered the race to sign Everton target Willian Jose from Real Sociedad.

What’s the story?

Everton have been interested in securing the services of the Brazilian front-man this summer, although a sticking point is the £52million fee that Real Sociedad are demanding, much higher than his Transfermarkt value of £22.5million.

Mundo Deportivo reported that the Spanish club are holding out for such a large fee because 30 per cent will go to the player’s third-party owners.

The powerful striker has been a revelation since joining La Real two seasons ago, scoring 20 times this campaign.

Now UOL are reporting that Wolves have made contact with the player’s representatives about a potential move to Molineux this summer.

Any transfer will likely depend on whether Wolves sign Andre Silva from AC Milan, who has been the subject of speculation over a £27million move to the West Midlands.

Why Willian Jose is the perfect alternative

Andre Silva has struggled since making his big-money move from Porto to Italy last summer, only scoring twice in the league.

AC Milan are hoping to sell their striker this summer in order to meet UEFA’s financial fair play regulations and it is thought that a deal of £27million could secure the player’s services.

Even though Willian Jose is the more expensive option, the 26-year-old seems ready made for the Premier League and is already in the form of his life.

The 6ft2, 93kg powerhouse bullies defenders and is a strong header of the ball and would offer a focal point for the Wolves attack with Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves pulling the strings.

It is clear that Silva needs to regain his confidence to make good the promise he showed at Porto, whereas Willian Jose could slot straight into the side.

If Wolves could convince Real Sociedad to lower their asking price, he would be a great option for the club.