Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Manchester City at the Ethiad Stadium today, and there is one player who could make a real impact for the visitors.
Daniel Podence was wiped out with a viral infection just over a fortnight ago, and Wolves haven’t scored a single goal since he was in the team against West Ham United, against whom he bagged an assist for Raul Jimenez’s winning goal.
The £22.5m-rated has received lofty praise from club and international colleague Pedro Neto, who told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo [via Birmingham Mail]: “I call Podence a mini-Hazard, because he has characteristics similar to his. He always seems to be upset, but it’s just his way of being.”
Podence has been impressing for Wolves, with many fans desperate for his long-awaited comeback after Adama Traore was drafted into the team but still remains without a single goal or assist registered for the side, compared to the Portuguese ace who has two goals and two assists in five fewer appearances than the Spaniard.
He must feature for Bruno Lage’s side against Manchester City today, either as a starter or off the bench, as the Old Gold will need to find a way to get into the game and capitalise on attacking opportunities against the Premier League champions at the Etihad.
Bruno Lage will be hoping to cause an upset in Manchester this afternoon to secure a much-needed result for this Wolves side, as they have only won one game in their last five and not scored in their last three matches. Unleashing the highly-rated Podence could be crucial in that mission.
In other news: Wolves have been dealt a blow in this transfer pursuit