Wolverhampton Wanderers technical director Scott Sellars is looking at bringing a youthful talent to Molineux as he looks to give Bruno Lage another transfer boost.
That’s according to Argentine journalist Cesar Luis Merlo, who has tweeted regarding the Premier League club’s interest in 19-year-old midfielder Maximo Perrone: “Wolverhampton Wanderers are negotiating with Vélez to buy Máximo Perrone.
“The English are looking to reach an agreement and, if they do, the 19-year-old footballer will stay at the Fortín until the tournament ends.”
Lage looks like he is set to add another midfielder to his squad at Wolves, although it won’t be until he completes the season with Velez Sarsfield.
Although both seem to be excellent signings and should improve the team as time goes on, the club still haven’t won in this season’s Premier League, losing twice and drawing against Fulham, with just one point from a possible nine heading into the match against Newcastle on Sunday.
Making a move for Perrone appears to be a good piece of business, with the youngster already impressing at Velez, playing 22 times and scoring three goals, while adding another two assists as he has helped his side reach the Copa Libertadores semi-finals.
His performances and style of play have drawn comparisons with former Real Madrid and Argentina midfielder Fernando Redondo, with Football Talent Scout’s Jacek Kulig saying that Perrone is similar to the 53-year-old.
The long-haired Argentine played 397 times for Real Madrid, AC Milan and Tenerife during a glittering career as he won the Champions League three times, as well as triumphing in Serie A and La Liga. He featured for Argentina at the 1994 World Cup and won the Copa America with his country the previous year.
If Perrone manages to achieve even half of what the 53-year-old did in his career, then he could consider that a success. A move to Europe should certainly help his cause and Wolves could be the ideal destination, as there would be significantly less pressure than at the kind of clubs that Redondo represented and he can develop at his own pace.
The 19-year-old has been lauded as a “top talent” and Lage should be sealing this deal as quickly as possible.