Wolves will have to act shrewdly in the transfer market this summer, knowing they have limited cash to spend.
The Old Gold could sell Ruben Neves and Adama Traore to finance new faces but that wouldn’t be the greatest of starts of Bruno Lage’s reign.
With spending limited, a €15m (£12.8m) bid to sign another young player might not be the best of ideas.
However, that’s what Wolves look as though they’re going through with as a report from A Bola claims that they have submitted an offer to sign Kaio Jorge.
The Santos teenager is one of the most promising young players in world football, though, with both Arsenal and Chelsea also courting his services.
That said, it’s the Midlands side who look favourites for Jorge’s signature at the moment with their formal offer putting them ahead of other English clubs.
Lage is famed for helping to progress one of the hottest young talents around; Joao Felix.
He came through under the Portuguese coach at Benfica and eventually earned a massive £113m move to Atletico Madrid.
For a young player like Fabio Silva, he will surely be licking his lips over getting to work with the new Wolves boss.
Unfortunately, the teenager has endured quite a tough start to life in England. Silva has shown flashes of quality and earned several starts towards the end of the campaign but he’s still only scored four goals in Wolves colours.
For a player who cost £35.6m that evidently isn’t good enough but Fosun knew they were paying for his potential.
Jorge, on the other hand, arguably has a lot more promise. That’s despite his price tag being more than half of what Wolves paid for Silva.
He’s been compared to Neymar which, judging by the side he plays for, is hardly a surprise. The Brazilian sensation made his name at Santos before earning his big move to Europe with Barcelona.
Jorge isn’t quite on the same upward trajectory but he has similar qualities. Described as “lethal” by in-depth performance blog Wyscout, the 19-year-old already has 72 first-team matches under his belt, scoring 15 goals in the process.
That’s at a similar rate to Silva who has 57 outings to his name at the age of 18, beating the goalkeeper on seven occasions.
Although Silva’s movement catches the eye, Jorge appears to have a better range of qualities.
His dribbling is mesmeric and he knows how to beat players with relative ease. South American football enthusiast, Tom Robinson, once wrote: “As you would expect from any young Brazilian prospect, Kaio boasts supreme technique and has fantastic quick feet and skills.”
Robinson continued: “While not being an out-and-out skill merchant like some Brazilian attacking talents, Kaio does have the invention, creativity and jeitinho, to try a moment of magic that can turn a game and crucially has the technique and skill to pull it off.”
The Brazilian wonderkid is also fouled 0.9 times more per game than Wolves’ own budding prodigy.
Of course, Kaio is ahead in his development but the comparisons to players like Neymar tell the story.
He’d be a brilliant capture for Wolves, one that could just usurp Silva in the pecking order.