Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has talked up Wolves’ relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes.
In recent years, Mendes has been working very closely with the Midlands club, with Molineux currently hosting a bunch of the 55-year-old’s clients.
That list includes manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has built a core of Portuguese players belonging to Mendes’ agency Gestifute at the Premier League outfit.
Under the former Porto boss, Wolves and the Fosun Group have brought in the likes of Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto and Joao Moutinho, all Portugal internationals, and Fry believes the club have been astute by developing a relationship with the man who was able to bring these players to Molineux.
Discussing the Wolves-Mendes link in an exclusive interview with FFC, Fry said:
“I think Wolves are being clever in getting this guy on board because he’s got some fantastic players under his wing, especially abroad. They’ve bought a lot of Portuguese players and various other players, and it’s another team that excites me. And what he’s done there, the manager is absolutely fantastic, the way he plays football.”
As well as the trio of Neves, Neto and Moutinho, Nelson Semedo, Daniel Podence and Rui Patricio are also Wolves players who are represented by Gestifute.
Raul Jimenez is said to be a client of Mendes, too, with the 29-year-old arguably being the best of the lot at the club. Since joining Wolves on an initial loan deal back in 2018, he has scored close to 50 goals for Nuno’s men.