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Wolves can find their new Goncalves in Matheus Pereira

Back in 2019, Fosun and Nuno Espirito Santo made arguably one of the strangest decisions during their time at Wolves.

When it comes to recruiting and selling, the Old Gold have often got it spot-on. Think Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto or Diogo Jota for instance.

However, in the case of Pedro Goncalves, puzzling circumstances arise.

The creative dynamo made just one substitute appearance for Wolves in the Carabao Cup before he hopped on a plane and headed to Famalicao. What followed was a move to Sporting Lisbon, where he has quickly become one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe.

Goncalves found the net on 23 occasions in 37 matches last season, the result of which was mega-money links away from Portugal.

Do you want Pereira at Wolves?

No way!

No way!

Yes please!

Yes please!

It’s safe to say that Wolves will regret their decision to let him move on two years ago. However, they could make up for that error and sign a like-minded player this summer.

That happens to be someone with Sporting connections himself – Matheus Pereira.

Brazilian-born, it’s those Portuguese links which Kevin Phillips suggested earlier this year could see Wolves make a move after West Brom’s relegation.

If they do try and land the Baggies magician, it would be an awe-inspiring acquisition. Like Goncalves, he has the ability to score goals on a regular basis but also assist with great frequency.

Last season, Pereira beat the goalkeeper 12 times and set up his teammates to score on six occasions.

With that in mind, it’s hardly a surprise to hear that the 25-year-old has been described as “silky” by watching pundits.

The West Brom star has the ability to play out wide and in more central areas, which is another comparable trait to Goncalves.

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He picks up little pockets of space and can change the course of a game in an instant. Pereira jinks past players with ease and has quite wonderful vision, while is finishing isn’t bad either.

During West Brom’s promotion-winning campaign from the Championship in 2019/20, only Kevin De Bruyne (20) provided more assists than Pereira (16) in England’s top four leagues.

Goncalves is the definition of one who got away for the Old Gold, but Bruno Lage can stop that sense of regret by signing a new star in the same mould.

With 20 goals in just two season at The Hawthorns, Pereira undoubtedly fits the bill.

AND in other news, Lage could discover his Ruben Neves heir if Wolves unleash rarely-seen “goal threat”…

Article title: Wolves can find their new Goncalves in Matheus Pereira

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