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Wolves interested in Riqui Puig loan move

After securing the loan signing of Francisco Trincao during the previous summer transfer window, it seems as though Wolves are interested in making contact with the Spanish giants once again to acquire the services of one of their other young players.

What’s the news?

According to a recent article from Spanish media outlet SPORT (via Sport Witness), Wolves are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig on a loan deal, who the Old Gold have apparently had an interest in before.

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Having worked his way through the youth ranks at Barcelona, the 22-year-old midfielder has gone on to make 51 senior appearances for the club across all competitions, chipping in with one goal and three assists along the way.

A big upgrade?

Labelled as “the new Iniesta” by former AC Milan forward and Italy international Daniele Massaro, Puig has made 12 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions so far this season but has only started two of them, which suggests that he could be better off at a club like Wolves where he’d be able to get regular playing time in a tough division such as the Premier League.

Taking into account how Trincao has only managed to score one goal in the 18 appearances he’s made since arriving at Molineux across all competitions, which came during their 4-0 Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest back in August, Puig could potentially be a big upgrade on the Portuguese attacker.

He wouldn’t be under as much pressure to score the goals that Bruno Lage would have presumably liked Trincao to have found this season as the £8.1m-rated Spaniard is more of a central-midfielder rather than an attacking player.

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Also, with Puig managing to rack up a pass success percentage of 93.9%, the second-highest of any other Barcelona player in La Liga this term, this is a much better percentage than the 81.2% that Trincao has managed to achieve this season in the Premier League, suggesting that Puig would be better at keeping possession and moving the ball around more than the current Wolves loanee.

Moving forward, whether it be during the remainder of the current January window or when the summer window comes around, Wolves should definitely make an approach to Barcelona to see if they would be willing to let Puig leave on loan and give him the opportunity to prove himself on the big stage in England.

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