Yet, a phenomenal opportunity may have just presented itself to Bruno Lage and Fosun.
Wolves have been interested in signing Kang-in Lee for a number of months now but had never made a formal approach to bring him to Molineux.
Fresh reports last week dictated that Lage’s men, Southampton and Newcastle could make a late dart to sign him before the deadline closes on Tuesday night.
Kang-in Lee had a mighty release clause of £71m with Valencia but their pursuit of the South Korean might be about to get a whole lot easier.
That’s because the 20-year-old had his contract with the Spanish club terminated on Sunday which means he’s now available on a free transfer.
The Old Gold’s finances this summer have been restricted and they’re also lacking senior bodies in the first-team.
Therefore, signing Kang before the window slams shut would tick every box possible.
He’d be cost-effective and has plenty of experience under his belt for his tender age. Though, most importantly, he’s a fabulous player.
Reaction to his exit from Valencia also tells the story of his immense qualities. La Liga expert Paco Polit reacted with the following tweet: “Kang In Lee came when he was 10. He leaves when he is 20. The biggest prospect I’ve ever seen in VCF Academy, alongside Isco and he’s gone for free.”
Not only has the youngster been compared to Isco but he’s been mentioned in the same breath as Manchester City legend David Silva too.
The following review from Valencia academy director Luis Vicente Mateo is also eye-catching: “He is willing to learn every day, regardless of whether he is in first or second-team training. He is a player with outstanding talent.”
On that evidence, Wolves should look at signing him. It feels like an absolute no-brainer on a free transfer.